Cherokee Web Server Port Bind Privilege Drop Weakness
High Nessus Plugin ID 15622
SynopsisThe remote web server is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is running Cherokee - a fast and tiny web server.
The remote version of this software is vulnerable to remote command execution due to a lack of web requests sanitization, especially shell metacharacters.
Additionally, this version fails to drop root privileges after it binds to listen port.
A remote attacker may submit a specially crafted web request to execute arbitrary command on the server with root privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to Cherokee 0.2.7 or newer as this reportedly fixes the issue.