Web Wiz NewsPad RTE_file_browser.asp directory traversal

newspad-rte-directory-traversal (39863) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Web Wiz NewsPad could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the RTE_file_browser.asp script containing multiple backslash and dot sequences (\\\.....\\\) in the sub parameter to view arbitrary directories and files on the system.


Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 4.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Web Wiz NewsPad (1.03 or later), available from the Web Wiz Web site. See References.


  • Web Wiz Web site: Web Wiz NewsPad.
  • Web Wiz Web site: Web Wiz NewsPad - Free eNewsletter Software Download:.
  • BID-27419: Multiple Web Wiz Products Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0479: Directory traversal vulnerability in RTE_file_browser.asp in Web Wiz NewsPad 1.02 allows remote attackers to list arbitrary directories, and .txt and .zip files, via a .....\\\ in the sub parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 40488: Web Wiz NewsPad RTE_file_browser.asp sub Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access
  • SA28416: Web Wiz NewsPad "sub" Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019268: Web Wiz NewsPad Input Validation Flaw in 'FolderName' Parameter Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory

Platforms Affected:

  • BDC Enterprises Web Wiz Newspad 1.02


Jan 23, 2008

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