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"Absolute Path Traversal" (CWE-36) vulnerability in "infoware MapSuite"
This vulnerability affects versions of MapSuite MapAPI prior to 1.0.36 and 1.1.49
MapSuite MapAPI 1.0.36 and 1.1.49 Both patches are available since 2014-03-26.
This issue was reported to the vendor by Christian Schneider (@cschneider4711) following a responsible disclosure process.
No authentication required
It is possible to traverse the server's filesystem (including listing of directory contents) and read files from the server's filesystem using a specially crafted URL to access the MapAPI. This enables attackers to get hold of sensitive files from the server containing passwords, configuration, source code, etc.
Due to the responsible disclosure process chosen and to not harm unpatched systems, no concrete exploit code will be presented in this advisory.
MapSuite MapAPI 1.0.x users should upgrade to 1.0.36 or later as soon as possible. MapSuite MapAPI 1.1.x users should upgrade to 1.1.49 or later as soon as possible.
CVE-2014-2233 as another vulnerability in the same module, which can be exploited as a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) via the same input parameter.
2014-02-20 Vulnerability discovered 2014-02-20 Vulnerability responsibly reported to vendor 2014-02-21 Reply from vendor acknowledging report 2014-02-26 Reply from vendor with first patch (version 1.0.34 and 1.1.47) meanwhile Testing of the patch by the reporting researcher (Christian Schneider) 2014-03-20 Reported to vendor that first patch could by bypassed meanwhile Conversation about fix strategies between vendor and reporting researcher 2014-03-26 Reply from vendor with updated patch (version 1.0.36 and 1.1.49) meanwhile Verification of the patch by reporting researcher + vendor informed customers 2014-06-01 Advisory published in coordination with vendor via BugTraq
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