ServletExec com.newatlanta.servletexec.JSP10Servlet "dot dot" directory traversal

servletexec-dotdot-directory-traversal (9140) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


New Atlanta Communications (formerly Unify eWave) ServletExec could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request invoking the "com.newatlanta.servletexec.JSP10Servlet" class and containing "dot dot" sequences (..%5c..%5c) to traverse directories and view any known files within the Web root directory.


Obtain Information


Apply patch #9, available from the New Atlanta Communications FTP site. See References.


  • New Atlanta Communications FTP site: public/4_1/patches/.
  • Westpoint Security Advisory wp-02-0006.txt: Multiple vulnerabilities in NewAtlanta ServletExec ISAPI 4.1.
  • BID-4795: NewAtlanta ServletExec/ISAPI File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0893: Directory traversal vulnerability in NewAtlanta ServletExec ISAPI 4.1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a URL-encoded request to com.newatlanta.servletexec.JSP10Servlet containing ..%5c (modified dot-dot) sequences.
  • OSVDB ID: 783: ServletExec ISAPI com.newatlanta.servletexec.JSP10Servlet Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0
  • New Atlanta Communications ServletExec 4.1


May 22, 2002

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