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

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



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


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.


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


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Updated: September 25, 2002



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Thanks to Mike Shema from Foundstone for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
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