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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200605-16 ] CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerabili Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability (GLSA 200605-16)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 30, 2006
Bug(s): #134273
ID: 200605-16

Synopsis

CherryPy is vulnerable to a directory traversal that could allow attackers to read arbitrary files.

Background

CherryPy is a Python-based, object-oriented web development framework.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/cherrypy
Vulnerable: < 2.1.1
Unaffected: >= 2.1.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ivo van der Wijk discovered that the "staticfilter" component of CherryPy fails to sanitize input correctly.

Impact

An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files from the web server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CherryPy users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/cherrypy-2.1.1"


References

CVE-2006-0847
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