GLSA-200801-11 : CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 30116


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


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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

Disable the 'FileSession' functionality by using 'PostgresqlSession' or 'RamSession' session management in your CherryPy application.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30116

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0252

BID: 27181

OSVDB: 40202

GLSA: 200801-11

CWE: 22