FileSeek.cgi "dot dot" directory traversal

fileseek-cgi-directory-traversal (8858) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


FileSeek could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing special "dot dot" sequences (in the form of //....//) to traverse directories and download any file from the server.


Obtain Information


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in DSINet Advisory 16-Apr-2002. See References.


  • DSINet Advisory 16-Apr-2002: FileSeek cgi script Advisory.
  • BID-6784: FileSeek CGI Script File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0611: Directory traversal vulnerability in FileSeek.cgi allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a ....// (modified dot dot) in the (1) head or (2) foot parameters, which are not properly filtered.
  • OSVDB ID: 3589: FileSeek FileSeek.cgi Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Craig Patchett FileSeek.cgi
  • Craig Patchett FileSeek2.cgi


Apr 16, 2002

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