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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0983

lighttpd 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.
Publish Date : 2008-02-26 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0983 unix
DSA-1609 lighttpd -- various oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8187 unix
DSA-1609-1 lighttpd - multiple DOS issues oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20065 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0983

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Lighttpd Lighttpd 1.4.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Lighttpd Lighttpd 12

- References For CVE-2008-0983
BUGTRAQ 20080228 rPSA-2008-0084-1 lighttpd CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-0659
BID 27943 Lighttpd File Descriptor Array Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-07-15 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:008

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0983

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