MoinMo MoinMoin 1.9.3/1.9.4/1.9.5 _do_attachment_move path traversal

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in MoinMo MoinMoin 1.9.3/1.9.4/1.9.5 (Content Management System). Affected by this issue is the function _do_attachment_move. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. The product 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 product 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. Impacted is integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Directory traversal vulnerability in the _do_attachment_move function in the AttachFile action (action/ in MoinMoin 1.9.3 through 1.9.5 allows remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a file name.

The weakness was presented 01/02/2013 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-6080 since 12/06/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1006.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70110 (GLSA-201309-14 : MoinMoin: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195336 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Moin Vulnerabilities (USN-1680-1)).

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 (80899) and Tenable (70110). See 63311, 63310 and 63309 for similar entries.







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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 70110
Nessus Name: GLSA-201309-14 : MoinMoin: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 892593
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2593-1 (moin - several vulnerabilities
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Advisory: usn-1680-1
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CVE: CVE-2012-6080 (🔍)

X-Force: 80899
Vulnerability Center: 38040 - MoinMoin 1.9.3-1.9.5 AttachFile Directory Traversal Vulnerability Allows Remote File Overwrite, Medium
SecurityFocus: 57076 - MoinMoin wiki CVE-2012-6080 Directory Traversal Vulnerability
Secunia: 51663 - MoinMoin Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/21/2021 10:47 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (70), 04/23/2017 02:20 PM (7), 12/21/2021 10:36 AM (3), 12/21/2021 10:41 AM (1), 12/21/2021 10:47 AM (1)
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