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Bug 81776 - www-servers/lighttpd: script exposure
Summary: www-servers/lighttpd: script exposure
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa] koon
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-12 12:40 UTC by Boris
Modified: 2005-02-15 13:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Boris 2005-02-12 12:40:22 UTC
From the lighttpd-announce-list (see URL):

Dear users,

in lighttpd 1.3.7 and below it is possible to fetch the source files
which should be handled by CGI or FastCGI applications.

- How to reproduce:

  append a %00 to the filename:

- Description

  Control-Sequences are not mapped out in buffer_urldecode() in buffer.c
  which leeds to a \0 sequence in the filename while lighttpd ignores 
  is handles the %00 as part of the filename.

- Fix

  1. upgrade to the latest version 1.3.10
  2. apply the fixes referenced at
  3. apply the attached fix

- affected versions

  1.3.7 and below 

- not affected
  1.3.8 and above 
  1.3.7 and below if
  - no CGI or FastCGI is used
  - no CGI is used and FastCGI is running on a remote host

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Boris 2005-02-12 12:46:15 UTC
Sorry, there is one thing I forgot to mention:

The license of the lighttpd-package has changed from QPL-1.0 to a BSD-style-Licence with version 1.3.5.
This change should be reflected when bumping to a current version.
Comment 2 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-12 12:50:58 UTC
web-apps please bump.
Comment 3 Aaron Walker (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-12 13:15:48 UTC
I actually have a 1.3.10 ebuild I've been working on; I just need to integrate the spawn-fcgi init/conf scripts into lighttpd as it is now a part of lighttpd.  I'll see if I cannot get this finished today.
Comment 4 Andreas Korthaus 2005-02-13 07:19:46 UTC
Have a look at 76575 - here I changed some things like that for 1.3.7
Comment 5 Andreas Korthaus 2005-02-13 07:22:31 UTC
Comment 6 Andreas Korthaus 2005-02-13 07:37:30 UTC
argh, sorry, that's the comment I meant:
Comment 7 Aaron Walker (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 03:39:29 UTC
Committed. Sorry for not getting this done as soon as I said I would.
Comment 8 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 04:03:08 UTC
Thx Aaron.

This one is ready for GLSA. Security please vote. I tend to vote YES on this one.
Comment 9 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 04:33:11 UTC
Voting yes too.
Comment 10 Andreas Korthaus 2005-02-14 05:25:13 UTC
I'm testing at the moment, some things I noticed in*checkout*/www-servers/lighttpd/lighttpd-1.3.10.ebuild?rev=1.1&content-type=text/plain 

- a lighttpd user & group is created, but I cannot find where they are put into lighttpd.conf, to replace the following lines :

#server.username            = "wwwrun"
#server.groupname           = "wwwrun"

(replace "wwwrun" with "lighttpd" and remove #)

In my ebuild I used the following lines to do this:
        sed -i -e 's:^#server.username.*:server.username = "lighttpd":1' ${D}/etc/lighttpd.conf
        sed -i -e 's:^#server.groupname.*:server.groupname = "lighttpd":1' ${D}/etc/lighttpd.conf

But that's not nice, I think the better way would be to use lighttpd-1.1.8-gentoo.diff, perhaps change it to lighttpd-1.3.10-gentoo.diff (${P}-gentoo.diff).

an issue with:*checkout*/www-servers/lighttpd/files/lighttpd-1.3.10-php.diff?rev=1.1&content-type=text/plain

in the following diff
diff -urN lighttpd-1.3.10.orig/doc/lighttpd.1 lighttpd-1.3.10/doc/lighttpd.1


is this change only necessary if used with php? Because as I understand this patch is conditional in lighttpd-1.3.10.ebuild:

use php && epatch ${FILESDIR}/${P}-php.diff

Perhaps the "lighttpd.1 diff" should be moved to ${FILESDIR}/${P}-gentoo.diff
Comment 11 Andreas Korthaus 2005-02-14 05:29:09 UTC
the lighttpd author also recommends using the following patches:
Comment 12 Aaron Walker (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 05:53:01 UTC
Ok, there's a few things I need to fix but do not hinder the status of this bug:

 - I forgot that the licensing has changed to BSD
 - Yes, the default lighttpd.conf should contain the new change to lighttpd user/group
 - Yes, the man page should be patched regardless of USE=php ; this is a bug I should've caught when porting the php patch to 1.3.10, so my mistake.

I'll release a -r1 asap, but like I said these are minor and have no affect on this bug.
Comment 13 Aaron Walker (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 06:50:41 UTC
1.3.10-r1 is in cvs.
Comment 14 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 12:57:16 UTC
Comment 15 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-15 13:48:24 UTC
GLSA 200502-21