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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Director Vendors:   IBM
IBM Director Input Validation Flaw in 'Redirect.bat' Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016815
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016815
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4681   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 8 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Director. A remote user can view files on the target system.

The 'Redirect.bat' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'file' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted request to view files on target system that are located outside of the document directory.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

http://[target]:411/cgi-bin/Redirect.bat?file=%7C..\..\..\..\..\..\....\..\program%20files\ibm\director\version.key (or insert evil file here)

Daniel Clemens reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2320

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system.
Solution:   The report indicates that this vulnerability was fixed in version 5.10. However, the vendor's release notes do not mention this vulnerability.
Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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