Novell GroupWise Server web-based front-end does not adequately validate user input thereby allowing directory traversal

2002-09-27T00:00:00
ID VU:341539
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-09-27T16:01:00

Description

Overview

Novell GroupWise web application does not adequately validate user input, allowing directory traversal.

Description

Novell GroupWise server includes a web application that allows users to access e-mail and other features of the server. This component of GroupWise does not properly validate the "Home.html" CGI variable, allowing directory traversal out of the GroupWise web root directory.


Impact

Attackers may read arbitrary files on the server with privileges of the web application process.


Solution

Apply a patch

For more information, see:

<http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/2960443>


Vendor Information

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Novell Affected

Updated: September 25, 2002

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3436>
  • <http://www.foundstone.com/cgi-bin/display.cgi?Content_ID=327>
  • <http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/2960443>

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Mike Shema from Foundstone for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
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Severity Metric: | 7.43
Date Public: | 2001-10-15
Date First Published: | 2002-09-27
Date Last Updated: | 2002-09-27 16:01 UTC
Document Revision: | 8