PR10-01: Unauthenticated File Retrieval (traversal) within 3Com* iMC (Intelligent Management Center)

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-05-28T00:00:00


PR10-01: Unauthenticated File Retrieval (traversal) within 3Com* iMC (Intelligent Management Center)

  • On the 12th April 2010 Hewlett Packard completed its acquisition of 3Com

Vulnerability found: 30th January 2010

Vendor informed: 1st February 2010

Vulnerability fixed: 13th May 2010

Severity: High


3Com's iMC (Intelligent Management Centre) provides professional management of 3Com and third party network devices, the IMC is normally accessed using a web browser over port 8080.Procheckup has discovered that the IMC management console is vulnerable to a unauthenticated directory traversal attack within the reporting functionality.

Note: tested on 3COM IMC running on Windows and Microsoft SQL 2005

Version 3.3.9 R2 606 29 Sept 2009 Version 3.3 SP1 R2 606 15 Dec 2009

The following demonstrate the traversal flaw:

1) Vulnerable to directory traversal\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\windows\win.ini\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\windows\win.ini%00reports&fileName=reportParaExample.xml

Consequences: Directory traversal allows Files to be retrieved from the target server outside the webroot, provided that the location on the file system is known. No authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

Fix: Ensure that at least patch 3.3SP2 (R2606P13) has been installed.


Credits: Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (


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