Web Blog "dot dot" directory traversal

webblog-dotdot-directory-traversal (14978) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Leif M. Wright's Web Blog could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" (../) sequences to read or download any file outside the Web root directory.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Web Blog (1.1.5 or later), available from the Leif M. Wright's Communication Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Leif Wright Web Blog 1.1

Reported:

Jan 28, 2004

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