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Reflected XSS in About page #1227

mmmds opened this issue Jul 25, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jul 25, 2019

Requested URL is improperly displayed on the About page. The problem occurs on default configuration in Cherokee and Cheroke administrator panel. XSS in administrator panel can be used to reconfigure the server and execute arbitrary commands.



  • Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit
  • source code from github, commit 9a75e65
  • build command:
ac_cv_func_realloc_0_nonnull=yes ac_cv_func_malloc_0_nonnull=yes LDFLAGS="-lasan" LDADD="-lasan" CFLAGS="-fsanitize=address -ggdb -O0 -fprofile-arcs -ftest-coverage" ./configure --prefix=`pwd`/bin --enable-trace --enable-static-module=all --enable-static --enable-shared=no
  • files in webroot mkdir /var/www/test{1..20}; for i in seq 1 20; do echo test > test$i/test.html; done
  • configuration file cherokee.txt

found by: Mateusz Kocielski, Michał Dardas from LogicalTrust

@skinkie skinkie self-assigned this Jul 25, 2019

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