webEdition Path Traversal Vulnerability

ID 1337DAY-ID-22657
Type zdt
Reporter High-Tech Bridge
Modified 2014-09-18T00:00:00


webEdition version suffers from a path traversal vulnerability.

                                            Vendor: webEdition e.V.
Vulnerable Version(s): (SVN-Revision: 6985)  and probably prior
Tested Version: (SVN-Revision: 6985) 
Advisory Publication:  August 6, 2014  [without technical details]
Vendor Notification: August 6, 2014 
Vendor Patch: September 4, 2014 
Public Disclosure: September 17, 2014 
Vulnerability Type: Path Traversal [CWE-22]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-5258
Risk Level: Medium 
CVSSv2 Base Score: 4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ ) 


Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in webEdition, which can be exploited to read arbitrary files on the target system.

1) Path Traversal in webEdition: CVE-2014-5258

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of the "file" HTTP GET parameter in "/webEdition/showTempFile.php" script. A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted HTTP GET request containing directory traversal sequences (e.g. "../") and read contents of arbitrary files on the target system with privileges of the web server.

The exploitation example below display contents of "/etc/passwd" file:


Successful exploitation of the vulnerability requires valid user credentials. Registration is not open by default and all user accounts are created by the administrator of the web application. 



Update to webEdition 6.3.9 Beta

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