GLSA-200605-16 : CherryPy: Directory traversal 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-200605-16
(CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability)

Ivo van der Wijk discovered that the 'staticfilter' component of
CherryPy fails to sanitize input correctly.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files from
the web server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-16.xml

Solution :

All CherryPy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/cherrypy-2.1.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21614 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0847