[VulnWatch] VisNetic WebSite Path Disclosure Vulnerability
From: Peter Kruse (kruse_at_krusesecurity.dk)
To: "'Vulnwatch'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Bugtraq'" <email@example.com>, "'Netsys'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 00:23:31 +0200
Name: VisNetic WebSite Path Disclosure Vulnerability
Date: 2nd of July 2003
Software affected: VisNetic WebSite 3.5, Service release 17
(prior versions are vulnerable)
VisNetic Website, the first web server developed specifically for
can use almost any development platform, and includes features that
web developers to create powerful, flexible web sites. VisNetic WebSite
is a secure windows-based web server that supports multiple domains, and
allows TLS/SSL secured domains. This web server also includes support
a user database that can restrict access to content, and is immune to
many of the security issues that may arise with other popular web
When requesting a certain file from the vti-bin folder from Visnetic
Website, a folder that doesn't exist, the error message returned will
the absolute local path of the web folder on the target host's
POC (simpel, eh?):
will return the following error
(including the local path of the installed webpage):
500 Server Error
The server encountered an error and was unable to complete your request.
Message: Empty output from CGI program c:/localpath/_vti_bin/fpcount.exe
Please contact the server administrator at email@example.com and
of the time the error occured, plus anything you know of that may have
caused the error.
As you can see, the data returned by Visnetic Website, includes
information about the
local filesystem, that could be misused to gain sensitive information
configuration of the Remote host.
The problem should, according to Visnetic, have been resolved in the
latest build of
VisNetic WebSite that is available on the Visnetic Website download
This I can´t confirm.
The update can be downloaded from the Visnetic WebSite administration
tab, check for updates (at the bottom of the tab).