Jetty CGIServlet directory traversal could be used to execute commands

jetty-cgiservlet-directory-traversal (10246) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Jetty (4.1.1 or later), available from the Jetty Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Mort Bay Consulting Jetty prior to 4.1.0

Reported:

Oct 01, 2002

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