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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1111

Original release date: 03/04/2008
Last revised: 09/21/2011


mod_cgi in lighttpd 1.4.18 sends the source code of CGI scripts instead of a 500 error when a fork failure occurs, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (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 unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: XF
Name: lighttpd-modcgi-information-disclosure(41008)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1513
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29275
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0763
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29209
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=211956
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:008
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080312 rPSA-2008-0106-1 lighttpd
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.lighttpd.net/trac/changeset/2107
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-10
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29268
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29318
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29622
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2278
External Source: MISC
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0106
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29235
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2262
External Source: MISC
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2326
External Source: BID
Name: 28100

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
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* cpe:/a:lighttpd:lighttpd:1.4.18

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)