Abyss Web Server allows unauthorized admin console access

abyss-admin-console-access (9957) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


A vulnerability regarding the lack of authentication in the Web server's configuration directory in Abyss Web Server could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the admin console to reconfigure the Web server?s settings.


Gain Access


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.


  • Aprelium Technologies Web site: Patch for Abyss Web Server 1.0.3 released.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Aug 22 2002 - 16:18:08 CDT : Abyss 1.0.3 directory traversal and administration bugs .
  • BID-5548: Abyss Web Server Administrative Console Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1080: The Administration console for Abyss Web Server 1.0.3 before Patch 2 allows remote attackers to gain privileges and modify server configuration via direct requests to CHL files such as (1) srvstatus.chl, (2) consport.chl, (3) general.chl, (4) srvparam.chl, and (5) advanced.chl.
  • OSVDB ID: 3287: Abyss Web Server Crafted Filename Request Authentication Bypass
  • OSVDB ID: 3375: Abyss Web Server Administration Console Authentication Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Aprelium Abyss Web Server 1.0.3 P2 and prior


Aug 22, 2002

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