CVE-2008-1270

NameCVE-2008-1270
Descriptionmod_userdir in lighttpd 1.4.18 and earlier, when userdir.path is not set, uses a default of $HOME, which might allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files, as demonstrated by accessing the ~nobody directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1521-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
lighttpd (PTS)wheezy1.4.31-4+deb7u4fixed
wheezy (security)1.4.31-4+deb7u5fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.4.35-4+deb8u1fixed
buster, sid, stretch1.4.45-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
lighttpdsource(unstable)1.4.19-1medium
lighttpdsourceetch1.4.13-4etch6mediumDSA-1521-1

Notes

user configuration error, default documented in moduserdir documentation

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