CFXImage "dot dot" directory traversal could allow reading of files outside of the Web root directory

cfximage-dotdot-directory-traversal (9196) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CFXImage could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the showtemp.cfm file containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) in the file parameter to traverse directories and view arbitrary files outside of the Web root directory.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of CFXImage, available from the Gafware Web site. See References.


  • Gafware Web site:
  • ProCheckUp Security Bulletin PR02-12: Gafware's CFXImage showtemp program file reading vulnerability.
  • BID-4882: Gafware CFXImage ShowTemp File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0879: showtemp.cfm for Gafware CFXImage 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via (1) a .. or (2) a C: style pathname in the FILE parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 13302: Gafware CFXImage showtemp.cfm Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Gafware CFXImage 1.6.6
  • Macromedia ColdFusion


May 29, 2002

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