ICQ Webserver Traversal Arbitrary File Access

1999-04-05T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:9548
Type osvdb
Reporter Jan Vogelgesang(Vogelgesang@saarbruecken.netsurf.de)
Modified 1999-04-05T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

ICQ Webserver contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to read files outside of the web path. The issue is due to the webserver not properly sanitizing user input, specifically traversal style attacks (../) supplied via the url.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

ICQ Webserver contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to read files outside of the web path. The issue is due to the webserver not properly sanitizing user input, specifically traversal style attacks (../) supplied via the url.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[victim]/.html/............./config.sys

References:

Vendor URL: http://web.icq.com/ Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999_2/0028.html ISS X-Force ID: 2085 CVE-1999-0474