ownCloud up to 8.0.9/8.1.4/8.2.1 scan.php force information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in ownCloud up to 8.0.9/8.1.4/8.2.1 (Cloud Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file index.php/apps/files/ajax/scan.php. The manipulation of the argument force with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality, and availability.

The weakness was presented 01/08/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at syss.de. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-1499 since 01/05/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

By approaching the search of inurl:index.php/apps/files/ajax/scan.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88500 (FreeBSD : owncloud -- multiple vulnerabilities (3166222b-c6a4-11e5-96d6-14dae9d210b8)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 8.0.10, 8.1.5 or 8.2.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-56621) and Tenable (88500). See 80167 and 80169 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.3

VulDB Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Temp Score: 8.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 88500
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : owncloud -- multiple vulnerabilities (3166222b-c6a4-11e5-96d6-14dae9d210b8)
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OpenVAS ID: 801070
OpenVAS Name: ownCloud Information Exposure Vulnerability Feb16 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ownCloud 8.0.10/8.1.5/8.2.2


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Advisory: 135158
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1499 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 56621 - ownCloud Server Remote Information Disclosure and DoS in Index.php/apps/files/ajax/scan.php, High
SecurityFocus: 79905 - ownCloud CVE-2016-1499 Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Created: 01/10/2016 08:19 PM
Updated: 07/02/2022 07:27 PM
Changes: 01/10/2016 08:19 PM (61), 08/23/2018 07:21 AM (24), 07/02/2022 07:27 PM (4)
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