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ScreamingMedia SITEWare source code disclosure vulnerability
From: Foundstone Labs <labs () foundstone com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:56:32 -0700

FS Advisory ID:         FS-061201-18-SMSW

Release Date:           June 11, 2001

Product:                ScreamingMedia SITEWare

Vendor:                 ScreamingMedia Inc.

Vendor Advisory:        http://www.screamingmedia.com/security/sms1001.php

Type:                   Source code disclosure vulnerability

Severity:               High

Author:                 Mike Shema (mike.shema () foundstone com)
                        Foundstone, Inc. (http://www.foundstone.com)

Operating Systems:      All operating systems

Vulnerable versions:    SITEWare 2.5
                        SITEWare 3.0

Foundstone Advisory:


        A source code disclosure vulnerability exists with
        ScreamingMedia's SITEWare Editor's Desktop.  This
        vulnerability allows for the arbitrary viewing of world-
        readable files within the web document root. It should also be
        noted that ScreamingMedia stores site user names and passwords
        in clear text files.


        The SITEWare Editor's Desktop is a web-based administration
        front-end for ScreamingMedia content.  The listening server
        can be assigned an arbitrary port on which to listen.  For
        example, template source can be viewed by the URL:


        Any file within the SITEWare/threads/Editor directory can be
        viewed, but not system files outside of this root.
Proof of concept
        From a browser, make the following URL request:



        Refer to the advisory published by ScreamingMedia at:


        Customers should obtain upgraded software by contacting their
        customer support representative to obtain patches.


        We would also like to thank ScreamingMedia. for their prompt
        reaction to this problem and their co-operation in heightening
        security awareness in the security community.


        The information contained in this advisory is the copyright
        (C) 2001 of Foundstone, Inc. and believed to be accurate at
        the time of printing, but no representation or warranty is
        given, express or implied, as to its accuracy or
        completeness. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts
        any liability whatsoever for any direct, indirect or
        conquential loss or damage arising in any way from any use
        of, or reliance placed on, this information for any purpose.
        This advisory may be redistributed provided that no fee is
        assigned and that the advisory is not modified in any way.

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