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BugTraq: Advisory: Chili!Soft ASP Multiple Vulnerabilities

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 21, 2001


A posting to BugTraq shares a few security problems with Chili!Soft ASP.

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:35:43 +0000
From: Stan Bubrouski
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: Advisory: Chili!Soft ASP Multiple Vulnerabilities

Author:   Stan Bubrouski (stan@ccs.neu.edu)
Date:   February 20, 2001
Package:  Chili!Soft ASP
Versions affected:  3.5.2 and possibly previous versions.
Severity:  (1) A remote user could potentially view sensative information and
              take remote control of the server.  (2) The installer installs
              a default username and password for the adminstrative console
              if auto-detect of settings is used.  (3) There are also several
              serious file permissions problems.

Problems:

(1) Chili!Soft ASP ships with samples scripts which are located in
    /opt/casp/caspsamp by default and are installed on webservers by default
    accessable via http://<server>/caspsamp/ A sample script named
    codebrws.asp prolly taken from IIS/4.0 originally is vulnerable to a
    "../" attack allowing sensative information to be revieled to remote
    users.  During brief testing I was only able to get the script to read
    files on directory above the caspsamp directory which is the /opt/casp
    directory by default.  This directory contains database
    usernames/passwords, the server logs, and the username/password to
    administration console.  With the password to the administrative console
    a remote user with web access can remotely manage the server thus
    openning endless possibilies since the console runs as root.

    It appears they attempted to prevent people from viewing files outside
    the samples directory because when I tried with an url not containing
    /caspsamp/ at the begining it would fail and warn me that I'm not allowed
    to view files outside the samples directory.

(2) The installer program installs a default username and password for
    adminstration console which is remotely accessable via the web.  The
    username/password are stored in the file /opt/admin/conf/service.pwd

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