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Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:04:06 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: lighttpd

Name: CVE-2008-0983
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: BID:27943
Reference: URL:
Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-0659
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:29066
Reference: URL:

lighttpd 1.4.18, and possibly other versions before 1.5.0, does not
properly calculate the size of a file descriptor array, which allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large
number of connections, which triggers an out-of-bounds access.

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