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[DSA080] DSA-080-1 htdig

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-080-1 htdig

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Nergal reported a href="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&
aid=458013&
group_id=4593&
atid=104593">vulnerability in the htsearch program which is
distributed as part of the ht://Dig package, an indexing and searching
system for small domains or intranets. Using former versions it was
able to pass the parameter -c to the cgi program in order to use a
different configuration file.

A malicious user could point htsearch to a file like
/dev/zero and
let the server run in an endless loop, trying to read config
parameters. If the user has write permission on the server they can
point the program to it and retrieve any file readable by the webserver
user id.

This problem has been fixed in version 3.1.5-2.0potato.1 for Debian
GNU/Linux 2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your htdig package immediately.



Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-080
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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