Sybex E-Trainer "dot dot" directory traversal

sybex-etrainer-directory-traversal (8175) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


E-Trainer could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. E-Trainer installs a Web server that is used to connect to the online training course. A remote attacker can send specially-crafted URL requests containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) in the path to traverse directories and view any file on the system with Web server privileges.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Feb 09 2002 - 18:20:43 CST: Sybex E-Trainer Directory Traversal Vulnerability.
  • BID-4071: Sybex E-Trainer Software Relative Path Filtering Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0262: Directory traversal vulnerability in netget for Sybex E-Trainer web server allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the file parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 5553: Sybex E-Trainer Web Server Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Sybex Sybex E-Trainer


Feb 08, 2002

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