Cherokee Web Server GET request denial of service

cherokee-get-dos (53957) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Cherokee Web Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By sending a MS-DOS reserved word in a URI, a remote attacker could cause the service to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Cherokee Web site: Cherokee.
  • Network Security Blog: Cherokee Web Server 0.5.4 Denial Of Service .
  • BID-36814: Retired: Cherokee Web Server Malformed Packet Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4587: Cherokee Web Server 0.5.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via an MS-DOS reserved word in a URI, as demonstrated by the AUX reserved word.
  • OSVDB ID: 61624: Cherokee Web Server URI MS-DOS Reserved Word Remote DoS
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023095: Cherokee Web Server GET AUX Request Lets Remote Users Deny Service

Platforms Affected:

  • Alvaro López Ortega Cherokee Web Server 0.5.4

Reported:

Oct 25, 2009

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