FUDforum tmp_view.php script could allow a remote attacker to download files

fudforum-tmpview-download-files (9896) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

FUDforum fails to properly verify file paths. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request for an arbitrary file, which would cause information about the file to be returned in the HTTP headers of the reply. An attacker could then use this information to determine if the requested file is in existence and if it is downloadable, then connect to the Web server directly using Telnet or netcat to download the file.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of FUDforum (2.2.3 or later), available from the FUDforum Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Advanced Internet Designs FUDforum 2.0.2

Reported:

Aug 18, 2002

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