ZH2003-18SA (security advisory): News Wizard Path Disclosure

2003-08-12T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:4976
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2003-08-12T00:00:00

Description

ZH2003-18SA (security advisory): News Wizard Path Disclosure

Published: 10 august 2003

Released: 10 august 2003

Name: News Wizard

Affected Systems: 2.0

Issue: Remote attackers can know the path of the site

Author: G00db0y zone-h org

Vendor: http://www.imediasoftware.com/products/newswizard/

Description


Zone-h Security Team has discovered a flaw in News Wizard v2.0 (and older versions?) With News Wizard 2can you create, update and delete your news articles right from your web browser."

Details


It's possible to make a malformed http request in News Wizard and in doing so trigger an error. The resulting error message will disclose potentially sensitive installation path information to the remote attacker.

Example:

http://www.site.com/path/nw/article.php?id='

Solution:


The vendor has been contacted and a patch is not yet produced.

Suggestions:


Filter all files.

G00db0y - www.zone-h.org admin

Original advisory here: http://www.zone-h.org/en/advisories/read/id=2862/