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
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