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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

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

References:

  • Gafware Web site: Gafware.com.
  • 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

Reported:

May 29, 2002

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