CVE-ID

CVE-1999-1051

• Severity Rating • Fix Information • Vulnerable Software Versions • SCAP Mappings
Description
Default configuration in Matt Wright FormHandler.cgi script allows arbitrary directories to be used for attachments, and only restricts access to the /etc/ directory, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via the reply_message_attach attachment parameter.
References
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Date Entry Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Cole, Foat, Wall
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:formhandler-cgi-reply-message(7782)
 Christey> I view one of these as a configuration issue: FormHandler.cgi
   *could* be configured to limit hard-coded pathnames to a single
   directory which, while being an information leak, would still be
   "reasonably secure."  But by default, it's just not configured that
   way.
   
   My brain hurts too much right now.  There are a couple
   problems with the references and descriptions of CVE-1999-1050
   and CVE-1999-1051.  I'm interpreting the underlying nature
   of the problem(s) a little differently than others are.
   Some of it may be due to differing definitions or thoughts
   about what "directory traversal vulnerabilities" are.

Proposed (Legacy)
20010912
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