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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   mnoGoSearch Vendors:   Lavtech.Com Corp.
mnoGoSearch Lets Certain Remote Users Download Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028247
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 6 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3.12 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in mnoGoSearch. A remote user can view files on the target system.

A remote user with the ability to place a template file on the target server can then supply a specially crafted request to the web server to view files on target system with the privileges of the target web service.

The template file can be specified by passing the startup parameter 'd' via the query string.

The vendor was notified on February 15, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

Sergey Bobrov, Positive Technologies Company, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user with the ability to place a file on the target server can view files on the target system with the privileges of the web server.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.3.13).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [PT-2013-17] Arbitrary Files Reading in mnoGoSearch

(PT-2013-17) Positive Technologies Security Advisory 
    Arbitrary Files Reading in mnoGoSearch

---[ Vulnerable software ]

Version: 3.3.12 and earlier

Application link:

---[ Severity level ]

Severity level:	High 
Impact:	 Arbitrary Files Reading 
Access Vector:	Remote 
CVSS v2: 
Base Score: 7.8 
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

CVE: not assigned

---[ Software description ]

mnoGoSearch is a universal Intranet and Internet search engine.

---[ Vulnerability description ]

Positive Technologies experts have detected an Arbitrary Files Reading vulnerability in mnoGoSearch.

Passing startup parameters via QUERY_STRING ( for an application running in CGI mode can be used to set page template path variable "d". Generating a template file on the server and specifying it in the variable "d" can result in Arbitrary Files Reading via <!INCLUDE CONTENT="URI"> template structure.   
---[ Exploitation example] 
The /proc/self/environ file, in which part of the template is formed through the PATH_INFO environment variable, can be used as a template. 
<!INCLUDE CONTENT="file:/etc/passwd"> 


---[ How to fix ]

Update your software up to the latest version.

---[ Advisory status ]

15.02.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details 
01.03.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details 
05.03.2013 - Public disclosure

---[ Credits ]

The vulnerabilities has discovered by Sergey Bobrov, Positive Technologies Company

---[ References ] 

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

---[ About Positive Technologies ]

Positive Technologies is among the key players in the IT security market in Russia.

The principal activities of the company include the development of integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing IT security consulting services and technical support; development of the Securitylab leading Russian information security portal.

Among the clients of Positive Technologies, there are more than 40 state enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations, 20 telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT, service and retail companies from Russia, the CIS countries, the Baltic States, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA.

Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security field development.

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