Debian Security Advisory

DLA-490-1 bozohttpd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 755197.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-5015, CVE-2015-8212.
More information:

Two security vulnerabilities have been discovered in bozohttpd, a small HTTP server.

  • CVE-2014-5015

    Bozotic HTTP server (aka bozohttpd) before 201407081 truncates paths when checking .htpasswd restrictions, which allows remote attackers to bypass the HTTP authentication scheme and access restrictions via a long path.

  • CVE-2015-8212

    A flaw in CGI suffix handler support was found, if the -C option has been used to setup a CGI handler, that could result in remote code execution.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 20111118-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your bozohttpd packages.

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