2009-3898 | nginx path traversal (SA36818 / 59614)

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5.2 $0-$5k 0.09

A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in nginx up to 0.8.9 (Web Server). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-22. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was published 11/24/2009 (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-3898 since 11/05/2009. The attack can be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59614 (GLSA-201203-22 : nginx: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.8.10 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-44702) and Tenable (59614). Similar entry is available at 50903.



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 59614
Nessus Name: GLSA-201203-22 : nginx: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 71308
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201203-22 (nginx)
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Upgrade: nginx 0.8.10

09/23/2009 🔍
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11/05/2009 +43 days 🔍
11/24/2009 +19 days 🔍
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05/29/2014 +1647 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +293 days 🔍
08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍Advisory: openwall.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-3898 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 44702 – nginx 0.7- 0.7.62 and 0.8-0.8.16 Remote Directory Traversal Vulnerability in ngx_http_dav_module.c, Medium
Secunia: 36818 – nginx WebDAV Directory Traversal Security Issue, Less Critical

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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/28/2021 04:16
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