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Sedum HTTP server vulnerability

by Phiber on February 5th, 2001 SEDUM HTTP Server v2.0 is a web server available from here and here. A vulnerability exists which allows a remote user to break out of the web root using relative paths (ie: '..', '...') ....


http://localhost/../[file outside web root]

http://localhost/.../[file outside web root]


No quick fix is possible.

Vendor Status

The author, Guido Frassetto, was contacted via
and on Sunday, January 28, 2001 regarding version 1.1 of SEDUM. He replied promptly and stated that version 2.0 is immune to this problem. I downloaded the new version, ran more tests, and found that absolutely nothing is different. Since then, I have not heard back from Guido Frassetto.

- Contributed by Joe Testa via mailing list

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