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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   WhatsUp Vendors:   Ipswitch
WhatsUp Small Business Input Validation Hole Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory and View Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015141
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 3 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2004
Description:   CIRT.DK reported a vulnerability in WhatsUp Small Business 2004. A remote user can view files on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL containing '../' or '..\' directory traversal characters to view files on the target system.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


The vendor was notified on September 11, 2005.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry. The vendor plans to issue a fix later.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [CIRT.DK] Ipswitch Whatsup small Business 2004 - Directory Traversal

Vendor: IpSwitch
Product: Ipswitch Whatsup small Business 2004

The Whatsup Small Business 2004 are vulnerable to a directory traversal attack using "../"

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