Secunia Research: Lighttpd Script Source Disclosure Vulnerability

2006-03-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:11651
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-03-01T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 01/03/2006

    - Lighttpd Script Source Disclosure Vulnerability -

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Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Description of Vulnerability.........................................3 Solution.............................................................4 Time Table...........................................................5 Credits..............................................................6 References...........................................................7 About Secunia........................................................8 Verification.........................................................9

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • Lighttpd version 1.4.10 for Windows.

Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Moderately Critical Impact: Exposure of sensitive information Where: Remote

====================================================================== 3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Lighttpd, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to a validation error of the filename extension supplied by the user in the URL. This can be exploited to retrieve the source code of script files (e.g. PHP) from the server via specially-crafted requests containing dot and space characters.

====================================================================== 4) Solution

Update to version 1.4.10a for Windows.

====================================================================== 5) Time Table

15/02/2006 - Initial vendor notification. 16/02/2006 - Initial vendor reply. 01/03/2006 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 6) Credits

Discovered by Tan Chew Keong, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 7) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2006-0814 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 8) About Secunia

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Secunia offers services to our customers enabling them to receive all relevant vulnerability information to their specific system configuration.

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====================================================================== 9) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2006-9/advisory/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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