GeekiGeeki handle_edit() and handle_raw() directory traversal

geekigeeki-handleedit-directory-traversal (47375) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


GeekiGeeki could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the handle_edit() and handle_raw() functions. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing directory traversal sequences to the script to traverse directories and read arbitrary files from local resources.


Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of GeekiGeeki (3.0 or later), available from the GeekiGeeki Web page. See References.


  • Codewiz Git Repositories: Codewiz Git Repositories - geekigeeki.git/commit.
  • GeekiGeeki Web page: GeekiGeeki.
  • BID-32831: GeekiGeeki Multiple File Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-6786: Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in in GeekiGeeki before 3.0 allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences in a pagename argument in the (1) handle_edit and (2) handle_raw functions.
  • OSVDB ID: 50719: GeekiGeeki Multiple Function Traversal Arbitrary File Access
  • SA33162: GeekiGeeki Arbitrary File Disclosure Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Bernie Innocenti GeekiGeeki 2.0


Dec 01, 2008

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