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HistoryJul 24, 2007 - 12:00 a.m.

PR07-20: Webroot disclosure on Webbler CMS


PR07-20: Webroot disclosure on Webbler CMS

This advisory has been published following consultation with UK CPNI (formerly known as NISCC)

Date Found: 14th June 2007

Successfully tested on: Webbler CMS version 3.1.3. Earlier versions are possibly affected as well.

Note: the version number is usually included within 'meta' HTML tags and 'X-Powered-By' HTTP response headers. i.e.:

<meta name="generator" content="webbler 3.1.3 -; />

X-Powered-By: webbler version 3.1.3


Sites that are generated/managed through Webbler CMS disclose the webroot within HTML comments. i.e.:

<!-- /var/webbler_cache/–><!-- lid: –>


A remote attacker could recover information with regards to the target site's directory structure.

This kind of information can be useful for attackers in certain scenarios. i.e.: when attempting to exploit file retrieval vulnerabilities.

Successfully tested on:

Server environment:

Webbler CMS 3.1.3
PHP 5.1.6
Apache web server (unknown version)

Severity: Low

Author: Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp [adrian.pastor [at]]

ProCheckUp thanks Tincan for fixing this vulnerability so promptly.



This issue has been fixed on version version 3.1.6.


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