Openfire log.jsp directory traversal

openfire-log-directory-traversal (47806) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Openfire could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the log.jsp script containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) in the log parameter to view any .log 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 Openfire (3.6.3 or later), when it is available from the Ignite Realtime Web site. See References.


  • CORE-2008-1128: Openfire multiple vulnerabilities.
  • Ignite Realtime Web site: Ignite Realtime: Openfire Server.
  • BID-32945: Openfire 'log.jsp' Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-0497: Directory traversal vulnerability in log.jsp in Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.2 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a ..\ (dot dot backslash) in the log parameter.
  • GLSA-200904-01: Openfire: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 51426: Openfire log.jsp log Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access
  • SA33452: Openfire Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.2


Jan 07, 2009

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