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Sambar Server search CGI vulnerability
From: Guido Bakker <guidob () MAINNET NL>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:37:42 +0200
Vulnerable: Sambar Server 4.4 Beta 3
Systems : WinNT, Win95 OSR2, (possibly Linux affected)
Product : http://www.sambar.com
Discovery : dethy () synnergy net
The Sambar Server comes with a non-caching HTTP proxy server and basic SMTP,
POP3, and IMAP4 proxy servers compiled in.
Sambar was created to test a three-tier communication infrastructure modeled
after the Sybase Open Client/Open Server. Originally developed on a Sun
Workstation (UNIX), it was ported to the PC (Windows 32) and licensed for
The vulnerability occurs in the search.dll Sambar ISAPI Search shipped with
this product. This dynamic link loader does not check on the 'query' parameter
that is parsed to the server, therefore by constructing a malformed URL
we are able to view the contents of the server, all folders, and files.
Thanks also to USSR Labs (www.ussrback.com) for further testing.
All that is needed is a malformed query parameter parsed to the search.dll
.. this will reveal the current working directory contents.
.. this will reveal the root dir of the server.
The vendor [ tod () sambar com ] of Sambar Technologies has been contacted, so
wait until a
patched version comes out.
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E-Mail : dethy () synnergy net
Web : http://www.synnergy.net
Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
| Guido Bakker <guidob () mainnet nl>
| Network Manager
MainNet BV, http://www.mainnet.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20 6133505
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- Sambar Server search CGI vulnerability Guido Bakker (Sep 15)