Help Center Live <= 2.1.2 Directory Traversal

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3696


The remote host is vulnerable to a Directory Traversal flaw.


The remote web server is running Help Center Live, a help desk application written in PHP. The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a Directory Traversal flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed HTTP request which included '../' (or similar) directory traversal strings. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker gaining access to confidential data.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3696

Family: CGI

Published: 2006/08/01

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.3


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3639

BID: 15404, 19256