GoAhead Embedded Web Server websNormalizeUriPath() Directory Traversal Vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 82566


The remote device is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The remote GoAhead embedded web server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability due to a flaw in the websNormalizeUriPath() function. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on the affected host.

The flaw that allows the directory traversal may also be used to perform a heap-based buffer overflow, potentially allowing code execution or a denial of service condition.


Contact the vendor of the device running the GoAhead embedded web server for a fixed version.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82566

File Name: goahead_cve_2014_9707.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2015/04/03

Modified: 2018/02/15

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:embedthis:goahead

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9707

BID: 73404

OSVDB: 120027