WinAce Archiver v2.6 Directory traversal

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-02-25T00:00:00


WinAce Archiver v2.6 Directory traversal ACE Cmpression Software & e-merge GmbH

Credit: The information has been provided by Hamid Ebadi ( Hamid Network Security Team) : The original article can be found at :

Vulnerable Systems: WinAce Archiver v2.6 and Below

Detail : Directory traversal while extracting (.RAR),(.TAR)

What is Directory traversal in archivers?

that allowed one to create malicous archive files, which would overwrite system files or place dangerous files in defined directory(example :shell.php in wwwroot directory) This could be abused by sending an archive to a local user who would unzip / untar an archive, the archive would then be able to overwrite any file to which the user has write permissions, thus it could also be abused if a system ran som antivirus software which automatically opened archive files.

harmless exploit: use HEAP [Hamid Evil Archive Pack] you can find it from Hamid Network Security Team:

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