Cherokee Web Server Malformed POST Request Remote DoS

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


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a denial of service
vulnerability.

Description :

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

The remote version of this software is affected by a remote denial of
service vulnerability when handling a specially crafted HTTP 'POST'
request.

An attacker may exploit this flaw to disable this service remotely.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?76d15ca6

Solution :

Upgrade to Cherokee 0.4.7 or newer as this reportedly fixes the issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 15620 (cherokee_0_4_6.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 9345

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1198