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GeoIP C API "GeoIP_update_database_general()" Directory Traversal

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Release Date:  2007-01-24    Views:  7,755

Secunia Advisory SA23880

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Dean Gaudet has reported a vulnerability in GeoIP, which can be exploited by malicious people to overwrite arbitary files on a user's system.

The "GeoIP_update_database_general()" function does not correctly sanitise the filename returned from the update server. This can be exploited by e.g. a malicious update server via directory traversal attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the update.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.4.1.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Dean Gaudet

Original Advisory:
http://arctic.org/~dean/patches/GeoIP-1.4.0-update-vulnerability.patch

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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