CwpAPI GetRelativePath() function allows an attacker to view files

cwpapi-getrelativepath-view-files (7981) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Comprehensive Web Programming API (CwpAPI) contains a vulnerability regarding insufficient path checking in the GetRelativePath() function in CwpAPI could allow a remote attacker to view files outside the Web root directory.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of CwpAPI (1.1.1 or later), available from the SourceForge Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 22 2002 - 07:40:10 CST: (Repost) CwpApi : GetRelativePath() returns invalid paths (security advisory).
  • Project: Comprehensive Web Programming API.
  • BID-3924: ACD CwpAPI Relative Path Validation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0196: GetRelativePath in ACD Incorporated CwpAPI 1.1 only verifies if the server root is somewhere within the path, which could allow remote attackers to read or write files outside of the web root, in other directories whose path includes the web root.
  • OSVDB ID: 2031: ACD CwpAPI Relative Path Validation

Platforms Affected:

  • Ryan M Harris CwpAPI prior to 1.1.1


Jan 22, 2002

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