Novell NetWare Perl handler URL encoded directory traversal

netware-perl-directory-traversal (9915) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium 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.


Obtain Information


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Novell Technical Information Document 2963307. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Larry Wall Perl 5.003
  • Novell NetWare 5.1
  • Novell NetWare 6.0


Aug 20, 2002

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