GLSA-200605-16 : CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21614


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21614

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0847

OSVDB: 23367

GLSA: 200605-16