GLSA-200411-02 : Cherokee: Format string vulnerability

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15590


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-02 (Cherokee: Format string vulnerability)

Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a format string vulnerability in the cherokee_logger_ncsa_write_string() function.
Impact :

Using a specially crafted URL when authenticating via auth_pam, a malicious user may be able to crash the server or execute arbitrary code on the target machine with permissions of the user running Cherokee.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Cherokee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/cherokee-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15590

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cherokee, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1097

OSVDB: 11321

GLSA: 200411-02