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Polipo Local Web Root Restriction Bypass Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for local web root restriction bypass vulnerability in Polipo
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote web server may expose files outside the local web root.
The remote host is running the Polipo caching web proxy. In addition to
caching web pages, the software also functions as a web server for
providing access to documentation, cached pages, etc.
The built-in web server in the installed version of Polipo fails to
filter directory traversal sequences from requests. By exploiting this
issue, a possible hacker may be able to retrieve files located outside the
local web root, subject to the rights of the userid under which
See also :
Upgrade to Polipo 0.9.9 or later.
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
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