DST2K0042.txt

2000-09-28T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:23208
Type packetstorm
Reporter Delphis Security Team
Modified 2000-09-28T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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From: "Whitehouse, Ollie" <ollie@DELPHISPLC.COM>  
Subject: DST2K0042: Possible to read/execute any file with Talentsoft Web+  
Application Server example scripts.  
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============================================================================  
Delphis Consulting Plc  
============================================================================  
  
Security Team Advisories  
[26/09/2000]  
  
securityteam@delphisplc.com  
[http://www.delphisplc.com/thinking/whitepapers/]  
  
============================================================================  
Adv : DST2K0042  
Title : Possible to read any file with Talentsoft Web+ Application  
Server example scripts.  
Author : DCIST (securityteam@delphisplc.com)  
O/S : Affected: Linux  
Not Affected: Microsoft Windows NT  
Product : 4.6 Client-Server Linux (webpsvr Build 539)  
4.6 Linux (Build 25)  
Date : 26/09/2000  
  
I. Description  
  
II. Solution  
  
III. Disclaimer  
  
  
============================================================================  
  
I. Description  
============================================================================  
  
Vendor URL: http://www.talentsoft.com/  
  
Delphis Consulting Internet Security Team (DCIST) discovered the following  
vulnerability in Web+ Application Server under Linux.  
  
Severity: High  
  
If the default example scripts are installed it is possible to execute/read  
any file which Web+ user (default is 'nobody') has access to using the  
Web+Ping example.  
  
To exploit simply place a '|' after the parameter you which to provide to  
ping and then the command you wish to execute.  
  
e.g:  
Goto:  
http://target/cgi-bin/webplus.cgi?Script=/webplus/webping/webping.wml  
  
Then type in host destination box:  
127.0.0.1 | cat /etc/passwd  
  
You will then be presented with the contents of the /etc/passwd file.  
  
It is not possible to exploit this vulnerability under the WindowsNT  
edition due to the fact that it does not seem to run a command shell  
but rather a CreateProcess call to allow the application to run.  
  
II. Solution  
============================================================================  
  
Vendor Status: Informed  
  
Vendor solution below:  
  
"We are in the process of modifying this script, but are recommending that  
users on servers disable the webrun command in the webplus server admin  
area for best protection against the exploitation of the example scripts.  
We are also in the process of modifying these scripts to be more secure."  
  
TalentSoft will be providing details of how to do the above at the below  
URL.  
  
TalentSoft Security Section:  
http://developer.talentsoft.com/security.html  
  
III. Disclaimer  
============================================================================  
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