csPassword error message information disclosure

cgiscript-cspassword-information-disclosure (9221) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


csPassword could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the script to cause an error message to display debug information, which could contain sensitive information including the full path to the Web root directory.


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  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed May 29 2002 - 17:16:28 CDT: - csPassword.cgi - Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Web site: CGI - Contact Us.
  • BID-4887: csPassword.CGI Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0918: csPassword.cgi leaks sensitive information such as the pathname of the server in debug messages that are presented when the script fails, which allows remote attackers to obtain the information via a remove option in the command parameter, which generates an error.
  • OSVDB ID: 14499: csPassword.cgi Debug Message Path Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • CGIScript csPassword 1.0


May 29, 2002

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