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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0841

Original release date: 03/31/2009
Last revised: 10/27/2009


Directory traversal vulnerability in mapserv.c in mapserv in MapServer 4.x before 4.10.4 and 5.x before 5.2.2, when running on Windows with Cygwin, allows remote attackers to create arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the id parameter.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: mapserver-mapserv-dir-traversal(49548)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/2942
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3383
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021952
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3357
External Source: BID
Name: 34306
External Source: MLIST
Name: [mapserver-users] 20090326 MapServer 5.2.2 and 4.10.4 released with security fixes
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090330 Positron Security Advisory #2009-000: Multiple Vulnerabilities in MapServer v5.2.1 and v4.10.3
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.positronsecurity.com/advisories/2009-000.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1914

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