Avengers News System up to 2.11 ans.pl path traversal

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A vulnerability has been found in Avengers News System up to 2.11 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the file ans.pl. The manipulation of the argument p 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, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Directory traversal vulnerability in ans.pl in Avenger s News System (ANS) 2.11 and earlier allows remote attackers to determine the existence of arbitrary files or execute any Perl program on the system via a .. (dot dot) in the p parameter, which reads the target file and attempts to execute the line using Perl s eval function.

The weakness was presented 05/31/2002 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2002-0307. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 10855 (Avenger's News System Directory Traversal Vulnerability).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 1522.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 4147). See 18237 for similar entry.



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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 10875
OpenVAS Name: Avengers News System Command Execution
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Snort ID: 1522
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP ans.pl attempt
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Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2002-0307 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 4147 - Avenger's News System Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Created: 07/11/2014 02:07 PM
Updated: 04/12/2019 02:55 PM
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