Vigil@nce: Apache, directory traversal
August 2008 by Vigil@nce
A remote attacker can gain access to directories or files present on the computer hosting the website.
Consequences: data reading
Provenance: internet client
Means of attack: 1 attack
Ability of attacker: technician (2/4)
Confidence: multiples sources (3/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 11/08/2008
Apache Tomcat [confidential versions]
Apache server is used to publish web pages.
Files constituting the website are stored in one or several directories. A client must have access just on theses files.
Using malicious URLs, it is possible to open directories or files without vocation to be shared.
A remote attacker can therefore gain access to directories or files present on the computer hosting the website.
Identifiers: BID-30633, CVE-2008-2938, VIGILANCE-VUL-8006