Bug 1296983 (CVE-2016-1231) - CVE-2016-1231 prosody: path traversal vulnerability in mod_http_files
Summary: CVE-2016-1231 prosody: path traversal vulnerability in mod_http_files
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2016-1231
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20160108,repor...
Keywords: Security
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-01-08 15:44 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:55 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Scheck 2016-01-08 15:44:34 UTC
A flaw was found in Prosody's HTTP file-serving module (mod_http_files)
that allows it to serve requests outside of the configured public root
directory. This could allow attackers access to private files including
sensitive data.

External References:

https://prosody.im/security/advisory_20160108-1/

Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2016-01-11 08:34:02 UTC
Affected configurations
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The default configuration has mod_http_files disabled, and is not
vulnerable. Additionally, configurations where mod_http_files serves
files at the root URL (e.g. not /files/ prefix, using http_paths) are
not vulnerable.

Temporary mitigation
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Disable mod_http_files and any community modules that depend on it.

Comment 2 Martin Prpič 2016-01-11 08:35:07 UTC
This has been fixed in:

prosody-0.9.9-1.fc24
prosody-0.9.9-1.fc22
prosody-0.9.9-1.el5
prosody-0.9.9-1.fc23
prosody-0.9.9-1.el7
prosody-0.9.9-1.el6

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2016-01-20 21:55:58 UTC
prosody-0.9.9-2.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2016-01-21 04:48:44 UTC
prosody-0.9.9-2.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2016-01-22 00:57:46 UTC
prosody-0.9.9-2.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2016-01-26 15:42:25 UTC
prosody-0.9.9-2.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2016-01-27 16:12:56 UTC
prosody-0.9.9-2.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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