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Re: Vulnerabilities in Informix Webdriver
From: John Wright <john () dryfish org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 09:25:44 +0000

I missed the original post so I'm quoting Joshua Poulson instead.

Basically, everything quoted is examples of a default install where no
configuration has been done.

On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 10:24:18AM -0800, Joshua R. Poulson wrote:
Webdriver is the web interface of Informix database,I found it is
vulnerable.In the common condition,webdriver is submitted with a
parameter,but if you type http://victim/cgi-bin/webdriver directly,
It will return a webpage which you can modify or delete database on

The above is a misconfiguration.  webdriver has easy to use configuration
and the above is just the default for a particular set of configurations.

With a proper setup the above URL would send you to a 404 Asset not found or
a company home page or whatever.

The Web DataBlade manuals have a comment about leaving the AppPage
Builder program running on a production database on page 11-4 of the
Version 4.0 Administrator's Guide.

   "You should not install AppPage Builder (APB) in a Production
    Database, since APB is typically only used during development and
    can pose a security risk if present in a production database."

You can also set a read_level for a configuration and webdriver will check
this against the read_level of an AppPage and will give a 403 Access not
allowed if you do not have access.

Otherwise, webdriver will make a /tmp/.log file,its attribute is
-rw-rw-rw,we can make a symlink and get the nobody privilege,
although without root privilege,we can deface the website as

The only files created with a .log extension are debug logs.  What
version of the web driver are you using?

Logs can be enabled and disabled and moved and placed in secured locations
on disk.

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