Jetty CGIServlet directory traversal could be used to execute commands
|jetty-cgiservlet-directory-traversal (10246)||Medium Risk|
Jetty could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server, caused by a vulnerability in the CGIServlet. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the /cgi-bin/ directory containing "dot dot" sequences (\..\) to traverse directories and execute commands on the system or programs outside of the Web root directory.
Upgrade to the latest version of Jetty (4.1.1 or later), available from the Jetty Web site. See References.
- Jetty Web site: Jetty Java HTTP Servlet Server.
- Jetty Web site: Jetty Downloads.
- jetty-announce Mailing List, Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:11 am: Release 4.1.0.
- Westpoint Security Advisory wp-02-0011: Jetty CGIServlet Arbitrary Command Execution.
- BID-5852: Jetty Servlet Engine Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-1178: Directory traversal vulnerability in the CGIServlet for Jetty HTTP server before 4.1.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via ..\ (dot-dot backslash) sequences in an HTTP request to the cgi-bin directory.
- OSVDB ID: 8948: Jetty HTTP Server CGIServlet Double Dot Arbitrary File Access
- Mort Bay Consulting Jetty prior to 4.1.0
Oct 01, 2002
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