Foundry Networks ServerIron Web switches incomplete URL decoding in pattern matching could reveal source code

foundry-serveriron-reveal-source (8459) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Foundry Networks ServerIron series switches could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. If the ServerIron switch is configured to use URL pattern matching in the load balancing of HTTP requests, a remote HTTP request could be assigned to the wrong server group because SeverIron switches fail to completely decode URLs. This could result in the source code of PHP or Perl scripts being sent to a remote client instead of being processed by the proper server.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Mar 13 2002 - 12:48:51 CST: Foundry Networks ServerIron don't decode URIs.
  • BID-4286: Foundry Networks ServerIron Encoded URI Load Balancing Bypass Weakness
  • CVE-2002-0452: Foundry Networks ServerIron switches do not decode URIs when applying url-map rules, which could make it easier for attackers to cause the switch to forward traffic to a different server than intended and exploit vulnerabilities that would otherwise be inaccessible.
  • OSVDB ID: 10597: Foundry Networks ServerIron Switch url-map Rule Failure

Platforms Affected:

  • Foundrynet ServerIron


Mar 13, 2002

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