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

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2278


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


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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2278

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/09/13

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.7


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:logicnow:perldesk

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1678

BID: 11160