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CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200605-16 / cherrypy
Release Date May 30, 2006
Latest Revision May 30, 2006: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-python/cherrypy < 2.1.1 >= 2.1.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #134273

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CherryPy users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/cherrypy-2.1.1"

4.  References



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