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Moderately critical

Gentoo update for thttpd

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Release Date:  2007-02-01    Last Update:  2007-02-05    Views:  11,496

Secunia Advisory SA24018

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Gentoo has acknowledged a security issue in the www-servers/thttpd package, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

The security issue is caused due to an error within the start-stop daemon in combination with new Gentoo baselayouts (version 1.12.6), which causes the thttpd to start with the document root being set to the system root "/".


Solution:
Update to "www-servers/thttpd-2.25b-r5" or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Laurence Withers

Original Advisory:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-28.xml

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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