2008-4298 | lighttpd request.c http_request_parse resource management (2305 / BID-31434)

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4.8 $0-$5k 0.11

A vulnerability has been found in lighttpd up to 1.1.1 (Web Server) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function http_request_parse of the file request.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 09/20/2008. The weakness was published 09/27/2008 with Gentoo as 2305 (Website). The advisory is available at trac.lighttpd.net. This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-4298 since 09/26/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 7 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 34353 (Debian DSA-1645-1 : lighttpd – various), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116226 (Fedora Update for lighttpd (FEDORA-2008-11923)).

Upgrading to version 1.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 31434), X-Force (45471), Secunia (SA32069), Vulnerability Center (SBV-19641) and Tenable (34353). Similar entries are available at 44319 and 44318.



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 34353
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1645-1 : lighttpd – various
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OpenVAS ID: 63385
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Core 9 FEDORA-2008-11923 (lighttpd)
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Upgrade: lighttpd 1.1.2

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08/02/2021 +1357 days 🔍Advisory: 2305
Organization: Gentoo
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CVE: CVE-2008-4298 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 31434 – Lighttpd Duplicate Request Header Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 32069
X-Force: 45471
Vulnerability Center: 19641 – Lighttpd request.c Before 1.4.20 Vulnerability Allows Remote Attacker to Cause DoS, High
OSVDB: 48682 – CVE-2008-4298 – lighttpd – Denial of Service Issue
Vupen: ADV-2008-2741

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Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/02/2021 10:03
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