htdig program could allow remote users to read files
|htdig-remote-read (4052)||High Risk|
The ht://dig program is a Web indexing and searching system for intranets and small domains. Due to improper validation of form input, a remote attacker could pass a variable to the htsearch CGI that would allow the attacker to read any file on the system that is accessible by the htdig user.
Upgrade to the latest version of ht://Dig (3.1.5 or later), available from the ht://Dig Web site. See References.
As a workaround, several Unix and Linux vendors have released advisories on htdig with upgrade information available on their Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Feb 28 2000 - 13:51:06 CST: ht://Dig remote information exposure.
- Debian Security Advisory 20000227: htdig: remote users can read files with webserver uid.
- FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-00:06: htdig port allows remote reading of files.
- HT://Dig Web site: Release notes.
- SuSE Security Announcement #42: htdig < 3.1.5.
- TurboLinux Security Announcement TLSA200005-1: htdig-3.1.2-1 and earlier TLSA200005-1.
- BID-1026: ht://dig Arbitrary File Inclusion Vulnerability
- CVE-2000-0208: The htdig (ht://Dig) CGI program htsearch allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files by enclosing the file name with backticks (`) in parameters to htsearch.
- OSVDB ID: 89: ht://Dig (htdig) htsearch.cgi Arbitrary File Access
- ht://Dig Group ht://Dig
Mar 01, 2000
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