Novell GroupWise WebAccess Arbitrary File Download (local check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50695


The remote host has an application that is susceptible to a directory traversal attack.


The installed version of GroupWise WebAccess fails to perform sufficient validation on a user specified file name supplied via the 'filename' parameter before returning the contents of the file.

By supplying directory traversal strings such as '../' in a specially crafted 'GET' request, it may be possible for an attacker to read arbitrary files from the remote system.


Apply 8.02 Hot Patch 1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50695

File Name: groupwise_webaccess_802_hp1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/11/23

Modified: 2017/11/22

Dependencies: 50693, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:groupwise_webaccess

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/04

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Elliot (Novell GroupWise 8 WebAccess File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4715

BID: 44732

OSVDB: 69138

Secunia: 40820