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source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2085/info Keware Technologies HomeSeer is a home automation application which enables users to control various housewares and appliances locally or remotely via a web interface. It is possible for a remote user to gain access to any known file outside of the HomeSeer directory on the root directory. A specially crafted HTTP request comprised of '../' and the known filename, will display the contents of the particular file with read permissions. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could enable a remote user to gain access to systems files, password files, etc. This could lead to a complete compromise of the host. http://target/../../../filename.ext