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WebAPP Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-08-25    Last Update:  2005-02-28    Views:  10,073

Secunia Advisory SA12373

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in WebAPP, which can be exploited by malicious people to access sensitive information.

The problem is caused due to an input validation error in "cgi-bin/cgi-lib/topics.pl", making it possible to retrieve arbitrary files outside the web root via directory traversal attacks.

Example:
http://[victim]/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=topics&viewcat=../../db/members/admin.dat%00"

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.9.9.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Apply fix.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
PhTeam

Original Advisory:
http://cornerstone.web-app.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=viewnews&id=184

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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