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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2013-4559: lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2013-4559: lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/20/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

lighttpd before 1.4.33 does not check the return value of the (1) setuid, (2) setgid, or (3) setgroups functions, which might cause lighttpd to run as root if it is restarted and allows remote attackers to gain privileges, as demonstrated by multiple calls to the clone function that cause setuid to fail when the user process limit is reached.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-www-servers-lighttpd

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