zml.cgi "dot dot" null byte directory traversal

zml-cgi-directory-traversal (7751) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The zml.cgi is used to support Server Side Include (SSI) directives under Apache Web servers. A vulnerability in the zml.cgi script could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) with a null byte character (%00) appended to the file name parameter to traverse directories and view arbitrary files on the Web server.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Abe Timmerman zml.cgi

Reported:

Dec 31, 2001

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