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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0983

Original release date: 02/26/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

lighttpd 1.4.18, and possibly other versions before 1.5.0, does not properly calculate the size of a file descriptor array, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large number of connections, which triggers an out-of-bounds access.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0084
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2278
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1609
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29209
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080228 rPSA-2008-0084-1 lighttpd
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0659
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-10
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29268
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31104
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29622
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29066
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 27943
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29166
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2262
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2284
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.lighttpd.net/trac/ticket/1562
Type: Patch Information

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)