ARSC non-existent language file reveals Web root path information
|arsc-language-path-disclosure (8472)||Low Risk|
A Really Simple Chat (ARSC) 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 language file in 'home.php' to obtain the real path of the Web root directory.
Upgrade to the latest version of ARSC (1.0.1p1 or later), available from the Manuel Kiessling's Personal Home Page. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Mar 16 2002 - 17:24:45 CST: [ARL02-A07] ARSC Really Simple Chat System Information Path Disclosure Vulnerability.
- Manuel Kiessling's Personal Home Page: ARSC Really Simple Chat.
- BID-4307: ARSC Really Simple Chat Path Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0463: home.php in ARSC (Really Simple Chat) 1.0.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to determine the full pathname of the web server via an invalid language in the arsc_language parameter, which leaks the pathname in an error message.
- OSVDB ID: 5289: ARSC Really Simple Chat home.php arsc_language Parameter Path Disclosure
- Manuel Kiessling ARSC prior to 1.01p1
Mar 16, 2002
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