Akamai Red Swoosh < 3333 referer Header Cross-Site Request Forgery
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33126
SynopsisA remote Windows host contains a program that is affected by a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is running Akamai Red Swoosh client, which handles software distribution via the Swoosh network.
The version of Red Swoosh installed on the remote host includes a web server that listens on the loopback interface for management commands but it fails to properly sanitize the HTTP Referer header. By tricking a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, an attacker can leverage this issue to cause files from arbitrary URLs to be downloaded and executed on the remote host subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionUpdate to Red Swoosh version 3333 or later.