Apache Geronimo <= 2.1.3 Multiple Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities

2009-04-16T00:00:00
ID 1337DAY-ID-9429
Type zdt
Reporter DSecRG
Modified 2009-04-16T00:00:00

Description

Exploit for multiple platform in category remote exploits

                                        
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Apache Geronimo <= 2.1.3 Multiple Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities
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Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory       #DSECRG-09-018

Application:                Apache Geronimo Application Server
Versions Affected:          2.1 - 2.1.3
Vendor URL:                 http://geronimo.apache.org/
Bug:                        Directory Traversal File Upload
Exploits:                   YES
Reported:                   10.12.2008
Vendor response:            10.12.2008
Solution:                   YES
Date of Public Advisory:    16.04.2009
CVE-number:                 2008-5518



Description
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Geronimo Server Console multiple Directory Traversal vulnerabilities.

A vulnerability was found in several portlets including Services/Repository, Embedded 
DB/DB Manager, and Security/Keystores when running on a Windows server.  This issue may 
allow a remote attacker to upload any file in any directory.

This affects all full JavaEE Geronimo releases or other distributions which include the 
administration web console up to and including Geronimo 2.1.3.



Details
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1. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script /console/portal//Services/Repository

Vulnerable parameters: "group", "artifact", "version", "fileType".

This issue may allow attacker to upload any file to any directory at remote server.


2. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script /console/portal/Embedded DB/DB Manager

Vulnerable parameter "createDB".


3. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script

/console/portal//Security/Keystores/__pm0x3console-base0x2Keystores!824133314|0_view/__rp0x3console-base0x2Keystores!824133314|0_mode/createKeystore

Vulnerable parameter "filename".



Solution
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This security vulnerabilities fixed in Geronimo 2.1.4 release.

New version of Geronimo 2.1.4 can be downloaded from this location:

http://geronimo.apache.org/downloads.html

An alternative workaround (if you choose to not upgrade to Apache Geronimo 2.1.4) would 
be to stop or undeploy the administration web console application in the server.


Credits
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http://geronimo.apache.org/21x-security-report.html#2.1.xSecurityReport-214



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