Cherokee Web Server < auth_pam Authentication Format String

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2383


The remote host is vulnerable to a remote 'format string' flaw.


The remote host is running the Cherokee web server. This version is vulnerable to a remote format string overflow. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to connect to the web server and issue an HTTP 'GET' request. Upon successful exploitation, the attacker would be able to execute commands within the context of the web server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 2383

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/11/03

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cherokee:cherokee_httpd

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1097

BID: 11574