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Re: AWstats Path Disclosure Vulnerability
From: Fournaux <fournaux () khmerdev com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 02:58:27 +0200

Hi !

If you use this url :

You will get the full path on the hard drive of the script "awstats.pl" with all sub folders.
To prevent an attack, this is the kind of information you should hide.

If you search "full path disclosure" on google or on bugtraq you will find many security issue.
It is not a critical vulnerability but we should be aware.

Best regards.


Martin Pitt a écrit :


fournaux () khmerdev com [2005-08-26  1:58 -0000]:
Once you have setup this tool, you can get statistics of a website
with this URL :


You replace xxx by the name you gave to the configuration file of
your website (You have one file per website)

But if xxx is not an existing name, the path will be disclosed to
the user in the resulting error message.

I'm afraid I don't understand this properly - You request
http://some.url?config=/path/to/nonexistant and the error page
displays exactly this path? How can this be a vulnerability? AFAICS
this can only determine whether a file exists or not, but this is
really picky...

Thanks for any clarification,


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