CGIScript.net csNews database file and user information disclosure

cgiscript-csnews-file-disclosure (9332) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

csNews fails to properly handle double URL encoded characters. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted URL request for a database file containing double URL encoded characters to bypass file restrictions and view the requested file. This would allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information including usernames and passwords.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jun 11 2002 - 16:00:51 CDT: CGIscript.net - csNews.cgi - Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • CGIScript.net Web site: CGI Script.net - Webmaster Resource Site - Free and Professional CGI Scripts and JavaScripts.
  • BID-4991: CGIScript.net CSNews Sensitive File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • BID-4993: CGIScript.net csNews Double URL Encoding Unauthorized Administrative Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0922: CGIScript.net csNews.cgi allows remote attackers to obtain database files via a direct URL-encoded request to (1) default%2edb or (2) default%2edb.style, or remote authenticated users to perform administrative actions via (3) a database parameter set to default%2edb.

Platforms Affected:

  • CGIScript csNews
  • CGIScript csNewsPro

Reported:

Jun 11, 2002

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