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|Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:46 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200411-02 ] Cherokee: Format string vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Cherokee: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200411-02)
Date: November 01, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Cherokee contains a format string vulnerability that could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitary code.
Cherokee is an extra-light web server.
Vulnerable: <= 0.4.17
Unaffected: >= 0.4.17.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a format string vulnerability in the cherokee_logger_ncsa_write_string() function.
Using a specially crafted URL when authenticating via auth_pam, a malicious user may be able to crash the server or execute arbitrary code on the target machine with permissions of the user running Cherokee.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Cherokee users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/cherokee-0.4.17.1"
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