Free Download Manager name directory traversal

fdm-name-directory-traversal (58627) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Free Download Manager could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. By persuading a victim to download a specially-crafted metalink file containing directory traversal sequences in the name attribute of a file element, an attacker could create arbitrary files outside the intended directory.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Free Download Manager (3.0 build 852 or later), available from the Free Download Manager Web site. See References.

References:

  • Free Download Manager Web site: Free Download Manager - absolutely free download accelerator and manager.
  • Secunia Research 13/05/2010: Free Download Manager metalink "name" Directory Traversal.
  • BID-40152: Free Download Manager Metalink File Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0999: Directory traversal vulnerability in Free Download Manager (FDM) before 3.0.852 allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences in the name attribute of a file element in a metalink file.
  • OSVDB ID: 64670: Free Download Manager file Element name Attribute Traversal Arbitrary File Creation
  • SA39447: Free Download Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Free Download Manager Free Download Manager (FDM) 3.0 build 850

Reported:

May 13, 2010

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