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[GLSA-200411-02] Cherokee: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cherokee: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-02
(Cherokee: Format string vulnerability)


Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a format
string vulnerability in the cherokee_logger_ncsa_write_string() function.

Impact

Using a specially crafted URL when authenticating via auth_pam, a malicious
user may be able to crash the server or execute arbitrary code on the
target machine with permissions of the user running Cherokee.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All Cherokee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/cherokee-0.4.17.1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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