Essentia Web Server "dot dot" directory traversal

essentia-server-directory-traversal (8248) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Essentia Web Server 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 (/../) to traverse directories and view or download arbitrary files from the server.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Essentia, as listed in the NTBugtraq Mailing List posting dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:00:40 +0200. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Essen Group Essentia Web Server 2.1

Reported:

Feb 22, 2002

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