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RE: Vulnerability in sourceforge.net
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:34:32 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: nicolas vigier [mailto:boklm () mars-attacks org] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 9:16 AM
To: Todd Towles
Cc: 'Alexander'; full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Vulnerability in sourceforge.net

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Todd Towles wrote:

I would call that a Directory Traversal Vulnerability, if it allows a user
to read files that he doesn't have permission to read.

Yes, but your can also read theses files if you have an account on
sourceforge.net (and it's easy to get one), so that's not a very big
vulnerability. And the vulnerability does not come from sourceforge,
but from the "Smart BootManager" project's webpage hosted on sourceforge.
Anyway, it might be a good idea for them to correct this :)

It could allow someone with an account on sourceforge to put some files
on it and include them on their website to have fake pages for example.

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