Polipo < 0.9.9 Unspecified Traversal Arbitrary File Access

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server may expose files outside the local web root.

Description :

The remote host is running the Polipo caching web proxy. In addition to
caching web pages, the software also functions as a web server for
providing access to documentation, cached pages, etc.

The built-in web server in the installed version of Polipo fails to
filter directory traversal sequences from requests. By exploiting this
issue, an attacker may be able to retrieve files located outside the
local web root, subject to the privileges of the userid under which
Polipo runs.

See also :

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=6845581&forum_id=36515
http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/CHANGES.text

Solution :

Upgrade to Polipo 0.9.9 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 19940 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14970

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3163