CERN httpd Double Slash Protected Webpage Bypass

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote web server allows an attacker to access protected web pages
by replacing slashes in the URL with '//' or '/./', which is a known
problem in older versions of CERN web server.

Solution :

Contact the web server vendor for an update or tighten its filtering
rules to reject patterns such as :

//*
*//*
/./*
*/./*

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 17230 (cern_httpd_access_ctrl.nasl)

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