Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1481-1 python-cherrypy -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
05 Feb 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-0252.
More information:

It was discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in CherryPy, a pythonic, object-oriented web development framework, may lead to denial of service by deleting files through malicious session IDs in cookies.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain python-cherrypy.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.1-3etch1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-cherrypy packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.