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From: Alex Legler <a3li@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 201006-17 ] lighttpd: Denial of Service
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:01:13 +0200
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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
==========

lighttpd is a lightweight high-performance web server.

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

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

Description
===========

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
==========

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

Availability
============

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?
=========

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@g.o 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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