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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ht//Dig Vendors:   ht//Dig Group
ht://Dig Search Engine Bug Lets Remote Users Determine the Configuration File Directory Path
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1003913
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003913
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 28 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of system information

Version(s): 3.1.5-8 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability has been reported in the ht://Dig search engine software. A remote user can view the full path of the configuration file directory.

SecurityFocus reported a vulnerability in ht://Dig. According to the report, a remote user can execute the htsearch component of ht://Dig with bogus data supplied in the 'config' variable to cause ht://Dig to return the full path of the configuration file directory.

Furthermore, it is reported that a remote user can cause arbitrary files to be used as the configuration file by specifying the contents of the 'config' variable.

This vulnerability discovery is credited to Craig Davison <cdavison@securityfocus.com>.

Impact:   A remote user can determine the full path of the configuration file directory.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.htdig.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  ht://Dig Configuration File Path Disclosure Vulnerability


SecurityFocus reported a vulnerability in ht://Dig, a search engine for
UNIX and Linux systems.

According to the report, a remote user can execute the htsearch
component of ht://Dig with bogus data supplied in the 'config' variable,
ht://Dig will return the full path of the configuration file directory. 
Furthermore, it is reported that a remote user can cause arbitrary files
to be used as the configuration file by specifying the contents of the
'config' variable.

This vulnerability discovery is credited to Craig Davison
<cdavison@securityfocus.com>.

Versions:  3.1.5-8 and prior

http://www.htdig.org


 
 


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