PROTEGO Security Advisory #PSA200302 Topic: MondoSoft File Creation vulnerability Application : MondoSearch 4.4, 5.0, and 5.1 Author: Jens H. Christensen (jhc at protego.dk) Advisory URL: http://www.protego.dk/advisories/200302.html Identifiers: CERT: VU# 756556 Vendor Name: MondoSoft Vendor URL: http://www.mondosoft.com Vendor contacted: 15-Sep-2003 Public release: 24-Sep-2003
Problem: MondoSearch is web site search engine made by MondoSoft.
MsmSetup.exe is one of the programs in the default installation. This program contains a vulnerability that makes it possible to create files with user specified content on the webserver or anywhere else, where the executing user (typically IUSR_xxx) has write access.
Details: The vulnerability occurs when the Msmsetup.exe is called with a specially crafted querystring.
Impact: It is possible for a malicious user to, create and execute arbitrary ASP code on the server. This could in turn, lead to a full compromise of the server.
Corrective actions: MondoSoft has released a patch for this issue. http://www.mondosoft.com/security
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