Black Tie Project non-existent category ID path disclosure

btp-cid-path-disclosure (8439) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Black Tie Project (BTP) could allow a remote attacker to obtain the real path of the Web root directory. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted HTTP request containing a non-existent category ID to obtain the real path of the Web root directory.


Obtain Information


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Mar 12 2002 - 11:26:52 CST: [ARL02-A06] Black Tie Project System Information Path Disclosure Vulnerability.
  • BID-4275: Black Tie Project Path Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0446: categorie.php3 in Black Tie Project (BTP) 0.4b through 0.5b allows remote attackers to determine the absolute path of the web server via an invalid category ID (cid) parameter, which leaks the pathname in an error message.
  • OSVDB ID: 12649: Black Tie Project (BTP) categorie.php3 Path Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Black Tie Project Black Tie Project (BTP) 0.4b
  • Black Tie Project Black Tie Project (BTP) 0.5
  • Black Tie Project Black Tie Project (BTP) 0.5b


Mar 12, 2002

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