GLSA-200411-02 : Cherokee: Format string vulnerability
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15590
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Cherokee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/cherokee-0.4.17.1'