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trac -- file upload/download vulnerability

Affected packages
trac < 0.8.4


VuXML ID b02c1d80-e1bb-11d9-b875-0001020eed82
Discovery 2005-06-20
Entry 2005-06-20

Stefan Esser reports:

Trac's wiki and ticket systems allows to add attachments to wiki entries and bug tracker tickets. These attachments are stored within directories that are determined by the id of the corresponding ticket or wiki entry.

Due to a missing validation of the id parameter it is possible for an attacker to supply arbitrary paths to the upload and attachment viewer scripts. This means that a potential attacker can retrieve any file accessible by the webserver user.

Additionally it is possible to upload arbitrary files (up to a configured file length) to any place the webserver has write access too.

For obvious reasons this can lead to the execution of arbitrary code if it possible to upload files to the document root or it's subdirectories. One example of a configuration would be f.e. running Trac and s9y/wordpress with writeable content directories on the same webserver.

Another potential usage of this exploit would be to abuse Trac powered webservers as storage for f.e. torrent files.


Bugtraq ID 13990