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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   SimpleCam Vendors:   Dead Pirate Software
SimpleCam Directory Traversal Flaw Discloses Files to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013888
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 4 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2
Description:   Donato Ferrante reported a vulnerability in SimpleCam. A remote user can view files on the target system.

The web service does not properly validate user-supplied HTTP requests. A remote user can submit a specially crafted request containing '..\' directory traversal characters to view arbitrary files on the target system.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


Impact:   A remote user can view arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  directory traversal in SimpleCam 1.2

                           Donato Ferrante

Application:  SimpleCam

Version:      1.2

Bug:          directory traversal

Date:         04-May-2005

Author:       Donato Ferrante


1. Description
2. The bug
3. The code
4. The fix


1. Description:

Vendor's Description:

"SimpleCam is an easy to use webcam software product. It is designed
for people who want to stream live video from their computers without
paying a fortune or signing up for a service."


2. The bug:

The program has a built-in webserver that is not able to manage
patterns like "..\" into http requests.
So an attacker can go out the document root assigned to the webserver
and see/download all the files available on the remote system.


3. The code:

To test the vulnerability:



4. The fix:

Bug fixed in the version 1.3.


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