Cherokee Web Server URI Traversal Arbitrary File Access

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


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

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

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to directory
traversal flaw when appending a '../' sequence to the web request.

Additionally, this version fails to drop root privileges after it
binds to listen port.

Remote attacker can then submit specially crafted web request to
browse any file on the server with root privileges.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2001-q4/0085.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Cherokee 0.2.8 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 : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 15621 (cherokee_dir_traversal.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 3772

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1432