Cherokee Web Server auth_pam Authentication Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server has a format string vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running Cherokee - a fast and tiny web server.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a format string
attack when processing authentication requests using auth_pam. This
could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service, or
potentially execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67667

Solution :

Upgrade to Cherokee 0.4.17.1 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 15617 (cherokee_0_4_17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 11574

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1097