Muhammad A. Muquit wwwcount 2.3 count.cgi image path traversal

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A vulnerability has been found in Muhammad A. Muquit wwwcount 2.3 and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the file count.cgi. The manipulation of the argument image with an unknown input leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-22. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Directory traversal vulnerability in Muhammad A. Muquit wwwcount (Count.cgi) 2.3 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary GIF files via ".." sequences in the image parameter, a different vulnerability than CVE-1999-0021.

The bug was discovered 10/01/1997. The weakness was published 12/31/1999 as not defined mailinglist post (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-1590. The attack can be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 821 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (586) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-17197). Similar entry is available at 14020.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.3

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.3
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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1590 (🔍)
X-Force: 586
Vulnerability Center: 17197 - Muhammad A. Muquit wwwcount 2.3 Directory Traversal Vulnerability, Medium
OSVDB: 30752 - CVE-1999-1590 - Wwwcount - Directory Traversal Issue

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Created: 06/23/2014 01:17 PM
Updated: 08/02/2019 09:34 AM
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