GeneWeb URL request containing absolute path information disclosure
|geneweb-absolute-information-disclosure (11021)||Medium Risk|
GeneWeb could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing the absolute path to a known file to traverse directories and view the contents of the requested file or directory.
Upgrade to the latest version of GeneWeb (4.09 or later), available from the GeneWeb Web site. See References.
For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest geneweb package, as listed below. Refer to DSA-223-1 for more information. See References.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 4.06-2.dsc or later
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- GeneWeb Web site: GeneWeb.
- GeneWeb Web site: GeneWeb 4.09.
- BID-6549: GeneWeb File Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-1390: The daemon for GeneWeb before 4.09 does not properly handle requested paths, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a crafted URL.
- DSA-223: geneweb -- information exposure
- OSVDB ID: 14527: GeneWeb Daemon Crafted Request Arbitrary File Access
- Daniel de Rauglaudre GeneWeb prior to 4.09
- Debian Debian Linux 3.0
Jan 07, 2003
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