SWServer hexadecimal URL encoded directory traversal

swserver-encoded-directory-traversal (9981) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

SWServer could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing hexadecimal URL encoded "dot dot" sequences (in the form of %2f%2e%2e%2f or %5c%2e%2e%5c) to traverse directories and view files and folders outside of the Web root directory.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of SWServer (2.3 or later), available from the SWServer Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Trevor Lee, Wing Sang SWServer 2.2 and prior

Reported:

Aug 28, 2002

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