Directory Traversal in the function http_verify in nostromo nhttpd through 1.9.6 allows an attacker to achieve remote code execution via a crafted HTTP request.
Published 2019-10-14 17:15:09
Updated 2023-03-23 18:11:31
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversalExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-16278

97.41%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2019-16278

  • Nostromo Directory Traversal Remote Command Execution
    Disclosure Date: 2019-10-20
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/multi/http/nostromo_code_exec
    This module exploits a remote command execution vulnerability in Nostromo <= 1.9.6. This issue is caused by a directory traversal in the function `http_verify` in nostromo nhttpd allowing an attacker to achieve remote code execution via a crafted HTTP request.

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-16278

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-16278

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-16278

Products affected by CVE-2019-16278

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