WebXQ Server Arbitrary File Access

2001-04-26T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:1799
Type osvdb
Reporter Joe Testa(joetesta@hushmail.com)
Modified 2001-04-26T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

WebXQ Server contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to access arbitrary files outside of the web path. The issue is due to the server not properly sanitizing user input, specifically traversal style attacks (../../) supplied via the URI.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 2.1.205 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

WebXQ Server contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to access arbitrary files outside of the web path. The issue is due to the server not properly sanitizing user input, specifically traversal style attacks (../../) supplied via the URI.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[victim]/./.../arbitrary.file

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.datawizard.net/products/webxq/webxq.htm Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-04/0490.html Keyword: Directory Traversal ISS X-Force ID: 6466 CVE-2001-0495 Bugtraq ID: 2660