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Polipo Local Web Root Restriction Bypass Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for local web root restriction bypass vulnerability in Polipo

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server may expose files outside the local web root.

Description :

The remote host is running the Polipo caching web proxy. In addition to
caching web pages, the software also functions as a web server for
providing access to documentation, cached pages, etc.

The built-in web server in the installed version of Polipo fails to
filter directory traversal sequences from requests. By exploiting this
issue, a possible hacker may be able to retrieve files located outside the
local web root, subject to the rights of the userid under which
Polipo runs.

See also :

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=6845581&forum_id=36515
http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/CHANGES.text

Solution :

Upgrade to Polipo 0.9.9 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:N/I:N/B:C)

Networks Security ID: 14970

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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