WebXQ Web Server Relative Path Vulnerability

Reported April 26, 2001, by Joe Testa.

VERSION AFFECTED

  • WebXQ 2.1.204 for Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows 9x

 

DESCRIPTION

A vulnerability exists in WebXQ that lets an attacker break out of the Web root by using relative paths. For example, an attacker can gain access to files outside of the Web root directory by connecting to a vulnerable host and issuing the command http://<vulnerablehost>/./…/<file outside of Web root>.

 

VENDOR RESPONSE

 

The vendor, DataWizard Technologies, has released Version 2.1.205 to correct this vulnerability.

 

CREDIT
Discovered by Joe Testa.

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