Abyss Web Server allows directory traversal using hexadecimal URL encoded HTTP request

abyss-http-directory-traversal (9940) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Abyss Web Server could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted HTTP request containing hexadecimal URL encoded "dot dot" sequences to traverse directories and view any file on the system.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Abyss Web Server (1.0.3 Patch 3 or later), available from the Aprelium Technologies Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Aprelium Abyss Web Server 1.0.3 P2 and prior


Aug 22, 2002

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