GLSA-200411-02 : Cherokee: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-02
(Cherokee: Format string vulnerability)

Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a
format string vulnerability in the cherokee_logger_ncsa_write_string()
function.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-02.xml

Solution :

All Cherokee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/cherokee-0.4.17.1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15590 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1097