CVE-2008-4298

NameCVE-2008-4298
DescriptionMemory leak in the http_request_parse function in request.c in lighttpd before 1.4.20 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of requests with duplicate request headers.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1645-1
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, stretch, sid1.4.45-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
lighttpdsource(unstable)1.4.19-5medium
lighttpdsourceetch1.4.13-4etch11mediumDSA-1645-1

Notes

http://www.lighttpd.net/security/lighttpd_sa_2008_07.txt

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