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[ GLSA 201006-17 ] lighttpd: Denial of Service Jun 03 2010 01:01PM
Alex Legler (a3li gentoo org)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201006-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: lighttpd: Denial of Service
Date: June 03, 2010
Bugs: #303213
ID: 201006-17

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Synopsis
========

A processing error in lighttpd might result in a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
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lighttpd is a lightweight high-performance web server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/lighttpd < 1.4.25-r1 >= 1.4.25-r1

Description
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Li Ming reported that lighttpd does not properly process packets that
are sent overly slow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker might send specially crafted packets to a server
running lighttpd, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition
via host memory exhaustion.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.25-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-0295
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0295

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201006-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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