Debian DSA-1609-1 : lighttpd - various

2008-07-16T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1609.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2021-01-04T00:00:00

Description

Several local/remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in lighttpd, a fast webserver with minimal memory footprint.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

  • CVE-2008-0983 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.

  • CVE-2007-3948 connections.c in lighttpd before 1.4.16 might accept more connections than the configured maximum, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (failed assertion) via a large number of connection attempts.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1609. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(33507);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-3948", "CVE-2008-0983");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1609");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1609-1 : lighttpd - various");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Several local/remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in lighttpd,
a fast webserver with minimal memory footprint.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems :

  - CVE-2008-0983
    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. 

  - CVE-2007-3948
    connections.c in lighttpd before 1.4.16 might accept
    more connections than the configured maximum, which
    allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
    (failed assertion) via a large number of connection
    attempts."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=434888"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466663"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0983"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-3948"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1609"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the lighttpd package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.13-4etch9."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lighttpd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/07/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/07/16");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-doc", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-mod-cml", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-mod-magnet", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-mod-mysql-vhost", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-mod-trigger-b4-dl", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"lighttpd-mod-webdav", reference:"1.4.13-4etch9")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");