Pegasi Web Server 0.2.2 path traversal

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A vulnerability has been found in Pegasi Web Server 0.2.2 (Web Server) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

Directory traversal vulnerability in Pegasi Web Server (PWS) 0.2.2 allows remote attackers to read files outside of the web root via a .. (dot dot) directly after the initial / (slash) in the URI.

The weakness was shared 03/11/2004 by Donato Ferrante (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2004-2617 since 12/04/2005. 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 unknown but an exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1006 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

After before and not just, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 86641 (Pegasi Web Server Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities).

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 vulnerability database at X-Force (15435). The entry 23495 is related to this item.




CPE 2.3info

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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Researcher: Donato Ferrante
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2004-2617 (🔍)
X-Force: 15435 - Pegasi Web Server \
SecurityFocus: 9847 - Pegasi Web Server Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 11122 - Pegasi Web Server Directory Traversal and Cross-Site Scripting, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 4254 - Pegasi Web Server Arbitrary File Access

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Created: 03/09/2015 04:55 PM
Updated: 07/19/2017 09:56 AM
Changes: 03/09/2015 04:55 PM (59), 07/19/2017 09:56 AM (7)
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