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Python "CGIHTTPServer" Module Code Disclosure Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2011-02-24    Last Update:  2011-05-06    Views:  3,198

Secunia Advisory SA43463

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in Python, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to the "CGIHTTPServer" module incorrectly handling HTTP requests to scripts in the "cgi-bin" directory without e.g. "/" at the beginning of the URI. This can be exploited to retrieve the source code of CGI scripts by sending specially crafted requests to the server.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.6.6. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in the SVN repository and version 2.7 and later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by m.sucajtys in a Python bug.

Original Advisory:
Python Bug 2254:
http://bugs.python.org/issue2254

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