[SA17379] Hyper Estraier Windows Unicode Filename Handling Vulnerability

2005-11-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:10086
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-11-01T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: Hyper Estraier Windows Unicode Filename Handling Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA17379

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/17379/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Exposure of sensitive information, DoS

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Hyper Estraier 1.x http://secunia.com/product/6017/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Hyper Estraier, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to gain knowledge of certain sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in handling files with certain unicode characters in their filenames when creating the index of a searchable directory. This can be exploited to cause files in non-searchable directories to be indexed, potentially disclosing their contents. It is also possible to cause a DoS by causing the index creation to fail via a file with a specially crafted unicode filename.

Successful exploitation requires that the malicious user is able to upload a file into a searchable directory.

The vulnerability affects only the Windows version.

SOLUTION: Update to version 1.0.2. http://hyperestraier.sourceforge.net/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Yosuke Hasegawa

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: JP Vendor Status Notes (Japanese): http://jvn.jp/jp/JVN%2318282718/index.html

IPA (Japanese): http://www.ipa.go.jp/security/vuln/documents/2005/JVN_18282718_HyperEstraier.html


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