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Open Webmail vulnerability

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Release Date:  2002-12-20    Views:  8,934

Secunia Advisory SA7758

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Open Webmail does verify sessionid input correctly, this could lead to privilege escalation or system access.

It is however required that the malicious person is able to place two files on the system. This could be done by local users, via anonymous ftp or another vulnerability.

The problem is that Open Webmail runs as root and does not strip '../' from sessionids, this allows a malicious person to include arbitrary files, by including af specially crafted file arbitrary commands could be executed with root privileges.


Solution:
Patch:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Dmitry Guyvoronsky

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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