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Directory Traversal Vulnerability in SunPS iRunbook 2.5.2

by Nikola Strahija on July 12th, 2002 The file none.php used in iRunbook Explorer to view files from the build snapshot can be manipulated to view any files or folders on the server providing the web server user has read access to the file and directory. It was initially achieved by studying the request strings in the links to view files in the build report and seeing that it makes requests for file paths with ":" of instead of the usual "/".

Thus is was possible to use directory
traversal to view any file or folder. Later it was discovered that the
"..:..:" wasn't needed to traverse directories and the path to the file just
needs to be entered in the web browser after the ?.


Any user that can access the webserver can view files and directories on the
system that are usually world readable such as /etc/ and /etc/passwd.


view passwd file -




view contents of /etc directory -




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