GLSA 200605-16 CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability
Posted on: 05/30/2006 04:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: CherryPy: Directory traversal vulnerability
Date: May 30, 2006
Bugs: #134273
ID: 200605-16

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Synopsis
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CherryPy is vulnerable to a directory traversal that could allow
attackers to read arbitrary files.

Background
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CherryPy is a Python-based, object-oriented web development framework.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-python/cherrypy lt; 2.1.1 gt;= 2.1.1

Description
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Ivo van der Wijk discovered that the "staticfilter" component of
CherryPy fails to sanitize input correctly.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files from the
web server.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All CherryPy users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-python/cherrypy-2.1.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0847
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0847

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200605-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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