lighttpd SSL error denial of service
|lighttpd-sslerror-dos (41545)||Medium Risk|
lighttpd is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an SSL error when the SSL support is enabled. By persuading a victim to connect or disconnect prior to a finished download, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause all active SSL connections to close, resulting in a denial of service.
Denial of Service
Upgrade to the latest version of lighttpd (1.4.20 or later), available from the LIGHTTPD Web site. See References.
- Gentoo Bugzilla Bug 214892: www-servers/lighttpd <1.4.19-r2 closing of foreign SSL connections (DoS) (CVE-2008-1531).
- LIGHTTPD Web site: Changeset 2136.
- BID-28489: Lighttpd SSL Error Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1531: The connection_state_machine function (connections.c) in lighttpd 1.4.19 and earlier, and 1.5.x before 1.5.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (active SSL connection loss) by triggering an SSL error, such as disconnecting before a download has finished, which causes all active SSL connections to be lost.
- DSA-1540: lighttpd -- denial of service
- GLSA-200804-08: lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
- OSVDB ID: 43788: lighttpd Cross-user Forced SSL Session Termination DoS
- SA29544: lighttpd OpenSSL Error Queue Denial of Service Vulnerability
- SUSE-SR:2008:011: SUSE Security Summary Report
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Gentoo Linux
- lighttpd lighttpd 1.4.19
Mar 26, 2008
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