Grails WEB-INF information disclosure

grails-cve20140053-info-disc (91270) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Grails could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to restrict access to resources located within the /WEB-INF directory. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain configuration data and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Grails (2.3.6 or later), available from the Grails Web site. See References.

References:

  • Full Disclosure Mailing List, Wed Feb 19 2014: CVE-2014-0053 Information Disclosure when using Grails.
  • Grails Web site: Grails.
  • BID-65678: Pivotal Grails 'grails-resources' Plugin Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-0053: The default configuration of the Resources plugin 1.0.0 before 1.2.6 for Pivotal Grails 2.0.0 before 2.3.6 does not properly restrict access to files in the WEB-INF directory, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a direct request. NOTE: this identifier has been SPLIT due to different researchers and different vulnerability types. See CVE-2014-2857 for the META-INF variant and CVE-2014-2858 for the directory traversal.
  • SA56841: Grails /WEB-INF Information Disclosure Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Grails Grails 2.1
  • Grails Grails 2.2
  • Grails Grails 2.3
  • Grails Grails 2.3.5
  • Pivotal Grails 2.0

Reported:

Feb 19, 2014

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