source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2648/info Perl Web Server, an experimental cross-platform web server project, does not prevent a remote user from requesting documents outside the ServerRoot (location of the virtual / directory). This means that if an attacker knows the location of a sensitive file relative to the ServerRoot, he can retrieve the contents of the file by making an HTTP request containing the relative path. o retrieve /etc/password from a vulnerable host, request: http://www.server.com/../../../../etc/passwd The number of ../ path characters will depend on the ServerRoot (location of the virtual / directory) setting.
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