ArGoSoft Mail Server "dot dot" directory traversal

argosoft-dotdot-directory-traversal (9477) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


ArGoSoft Mail Server could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to the Webmail server to traverse directories and access arbitrary files on the server.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of ArGoSoft Mail Server Plus or Pro ( or later), available from the ArGoSoft Web site. See References.


  • ArGoSoft Mail Server Web site: ArGoSoft Mail Server.
  • ArGoSoft Web site: List of Recent Changes, July 03, 2002, v1.8.1.6. (Fixed security problem with the Webmail Reverse Directory Traversal, discovered by team n. finity (Plus and Pro versions).)
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jul 03 2002 - 00:32:54 CDT: Argosoft Mail Server Plus/Pro Webmail Reverse Directory Traversal.
  • BID-5144: ArGoSoft Mail Server Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1004: Directory traversal vulnerability in webmail feature of ArGoSoft Mail Server Plus or Pro and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via .. (dot dot) sequences in a URL.
  • OSVDB ID: 5032: ArGoSoft Mail Server URL Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • ArGoSoft ArGoSoft Mail Server Plus and Pro and prior


Jul 03, 2002

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