csNews information disclosure

cgiscript-csnews-information-disclosure (9331) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


csNews 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.


Obtain Information


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jun 11 2002 - 16:00:51 CDT: - csNews.cgi - Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Web site: CGI - Webmaster Resource Site - Free and Professional CGI Scripts and JavaScripts.
  • CVE-2002-0921: csNews.cgi allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information, such as the full server pathname and other configuration settings, via the viewnews command with an invalid database, which leaks the information in error messages.
  • OSVDB ID: 8131: csNews.cgi Invalid Database Information Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • CGIScript csNews
  • CGIScript csNewsPro


Jun 11, 2002

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