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Debian: New lighttpd packages fix denial of service

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. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1540-2                                       Steve Kemp
April 15, 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.

This security update fixes a regression in the previous one, which caused
SSL failures.

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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Source archives:
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Architecture independent packages:
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amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
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mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    71762 4465577bc817611ca87c7f21bc0d2642
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s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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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
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)



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