Package : lighttpd Vulnerability : denial of service Problem-Type : local & remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2007-1870 CVE-2007-1869 Debian Bug : 422254
Two problems were discovered with lighttpd, a fast webserver with minimal memory footprint, which could allow denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Remote attackers could cause denial of service by disconnecting partway through making a request.
A NULL pointer dereference could cause a crash when serving files with a mtime of 0.
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.13-4etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.14-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your lighttpd package.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.