PerlDesk < 2 pdesk.cgi lang Parameter Traversal Server-Side Script Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2278

Synopsis

The remote host may be tricked into running an executable file.

Description

The remote host is running perlDesk, a web-based help desk application implemented in Perl. It is reported that perlDesk is prone to a service-side script execution vulnerability. If an attacker manages to store a script on the remote server, he may execute it through the 'lang' URI parameter of perlDesk. Otherwise, he may use this vulnerability for information disclosure purposes.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2278

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/09/13

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:logicnow:perldesk

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1678

BID: 11160