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CherryPy Session Id Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-01-07    Last Update:  2008-01-25    Views:  18,908

Secunia Advisory SA28354

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in CherryPy, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security settings.

The vulnerability is caused due to the improper handling of cookies when using file-based sessions. This can be exploited to access files outside the session directory by using directory traversal attacks via the session id.

The vulnerability is reported in version 2.2.1 and 3.0.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in development version 3.1b1 and in the SVN repository.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.cherrypy.org/ticket/744

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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