CVE-2008-0983

NameCVE-2008-0983
Descriptionlighttpd 1.4.18, and possibly other versions before 1.5.0, does not properly calculate the size of a file descriptor array, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large number of connections, which triggers an out-of-bounds access.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1609-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs466663
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
lighttpd (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze1.4.28-2+squeeze1.6fixed
wheezy, wheezy (security)1.4.31-4+deb7u3fixed
jessie, sid1.4.35-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
lighttpdsource(unstable)1.4.18-2medium466663
lighttpdsourceetch1.4.13-4etch9mediumDSA-1609-1

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