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Debian: New lighttpd packages fix denial of service

Date 07 Apr 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that lighttpd, a fast webserver with minimal memory footprint, was didn't correctly handle SSL errors. This could allow a remote attacker to disconnect all active SSL connections.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1540-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Steve Kemp
April 07, 2008              
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Package        : lighttpd
Vulnerability  : DOS
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1531

It was discovered that lighttpd, a fast webserver with minimal memory
footprint, was didn't correctly handle SSL errors.  This could allow
a remote attacker to disconnect all active SSL connections.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your lighttpd package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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