LiteSpeed OpenLiteSpeed up to 1.5.0 RC5 Server getServerRootFromExecutablePath Long Command memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in LiteSpeed OpenLiteSpeed up to 1.5.0 RC5. Affected is the function LshttpdMain::getServerRootFromExecutablePath of the component Server. The manipulation as part of a Long Command leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The server in LiteSpeed OpenLiteSpeed before 1.5.0 RC6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact by creating a symlink through which the openlitespeed program can be invoked with a long command name (involving ../ characters), which is mishandled in the LshttpdMain::getServerRootFromExecutablePath function.

The bug was discovered 11/28/2018. The weakness was released 12/03/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-19792 since 12/03/2018. The attack needs to be approached locally. A authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-127415.





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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11/28/2018 🔍
12/03/2018 +5 days 🔍
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12/04/2018 +1 days 🔍
06/12/2023 +1651 days 🔍


Advisory: 117
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-19792 (🔍)
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Created: 12/04/2018 07:39 AM
Updated: 06/12/2023 02:47 PM
Changes: 12/04/2018 07:39 AM (60), 04/16/2020 09:51 PM (1), 06/12/2023 02:47 PM (3)
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