ARSC non-existent language file reveals Web root path information

arsc-language-path-disclosure (8472) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of ARSC (1.0.1p1 or later), available from the Manuel Kiessling's Personal Home Page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Manuel Kiessling ARSC prior to 1.01p1

Reported:

Mar 16, 2002

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