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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-11
(CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability)
CherryPy does not sanitize the session id, provided as a cookie value,
in the FileSession._get_file_path() function before using it as part of
the file name.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read and possibly
write arbitrary files on the web server, or to hijack valid sessions,
by providing a specially crafted session id. This only affects
applications using file-based sessions.
Disable the 'FileSession' functionality by using 'PostgresqlSession' or
'RamSession' session management in your CherryPy application.
See also :
All CherryPy 2.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/cherrypy-2.2.1-r2'
All CherryPy 3.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/cherrypy-3.0.2-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 30116 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-11.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 27181
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0252
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