Novell NetWare Perl handler URL encoded directory traversal
|netware-perl-directory-traversal (9915)||Medium Risk|
A vulnerability in Perl could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences with hexadecimal URL encoded backslash characters (%5) to traverse directories and gain unauthorized access to directories and files.
Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Novell Technical Information Document 2963307. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Aug 20 2002 - 11:10:09 CDT: NOVL-2002-2963307 - PERL Handler Vulnerability.
- Novell Security Alert NOVL-2002-2963307: Perl Handler Vulnerability Patch.
- BID-5522: Novell NetWare Encoded Slash Directory Traversal Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-1437: Directory traversal vulnerability in the web handler for Perl 5.003 on Novell NetWare 5.1 and NetWare 6 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via an HTTP request containing ..%5c (URL-encoded dot-dot backslash) sequences.
- OSVDB ID: 8942: Novell NetWare Web Handler for Perl Encoded URI Traversal Arbitrary File Access
- Larry Wall Perl 5.003
- Novell NetWare 5.1
- Novell NetWare 6.0
Aug 20, 2002
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