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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Majordomo 2 Vendors:
Majordomo 2 Directory Traversal Flaw Discloses Arbitrary Files to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025024
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0049   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 11 2011
Original Entry Date:  Feb 4 2011
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 20110121 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Majordomo 2. A remote user can view files on the target system.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted request to view files on target system. The flaw can be exploited via all Majordomo 2 interfaces.

A demonstration exploit e-mail command is provided:

help ../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (20110204).

[Editor's note: The original fix (20110131) did not fully correct the problem.]

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

Message History:   None.

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