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Family: CGI abuses --> Category: attack

SAXoPRESS url Parameter Directory Traversal Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Tries to retrieve a file using SAXoPRESS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains an application that is prone to
directory traversal attacks.

Description :

The remote host is running SAXoPRESS or Publicus, web content
management systems commonly used by newspapers.

The installation of SAXoPRESS / Publicus on the remote host fails to
validate user input to the 'url' parameter of the 'apps/pbcs.dll'
script. A possible hacker can exploit this issue to access files on the
remote host via directory traversal, subject to the rights of the
web server user id.

See also :

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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