[Full-disclosure] DDIVRT-2011-34 Metropolis Technologies OfficeWatch Directory Traversal

DDIVRT-2011-34 Metropolis Technologies OfficeWatch Directory Traversal


Date Discovered
August 15, 2011

Discovered By
Digital Defense, Inc. Vulnerability Research Team
Credit: Chris Graham and r@b13$

Vulnerability Description
Metropolis Technologies OfficeWatch enables a web server on TCP port 80 that is susceptible to a directory traversal. An attacker may send a ../ (dot-dot-slash) sequence to traverse out of the web root and access arbitrary files on the host.

Solution Description
Until a patch is released by the vendor, it is recommended to restrict access to the web server to authorized hosts only. Access controls can be configured through Windows firewall.

Tested Systems / Software
Metropolis Technologies OfficeWatch for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista Version 2011.06.20

Tested on Windows Server 2003 and XP

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