7583 : Nortel Contivity HTTP Server cgiproc Arbitrary File Access
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Nortel Contivity's HTTP server contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to view arbitrary files due a lack of authentication. The issue is triggered when a file known to be on the server is specified using the Nocfile argument in the cgiproc script. The cgiproc script fails to authenticate the attacker therefore allowing the attacker read access to the file resulting in a loss of confidentiality.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Exploit: Exploit Public


Upgrade to version highern than 2.6, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. It is also possible to correct the flaw by implementing the following workaround(s): Disable HTTP as a managment protocol from the private side of the switch.


Nortel Networks Limited
Contivity Secure IP Services Gateway
VxWorks OS 2.6


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  • John Daniele - jdanielekpmg.ca -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0


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