Advisory by Netsparker
Name: HTTP Header Injection in LiteSpeed Web Server
Affected Software : LiteSpeed Web Server
Affected Versions: v5.1.0 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : 
Vulnerability Type : HTTP Header Injection
Severity : Medium
Status : Fixed
CVE-ID : 2016-5110
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-16-001

While testing Netsparker, we spotted an HTTP Header Injection vulnerability in LiteSpeed Web Server.

LiteSpeed Web Server v5.1.0 and possibly below are affected if mod_userdir is enabled. This vulnerability can be exploited in various ways depending on the application.

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for HTTP Header Injection in LiteSpeed Web Server:


Advisory Timeline
15 Jan 2016 - First Contact
18 Jan 2016 - Vendor Fixed
20 Jan 2016 - Advisory Released

Patch released by LiteSpeed and annocunced here: Download the latest version.

Credits & Authors
This issue has been discovered by Ziyahan Albeniz  while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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