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Hyperseek 2000 hsx.cgi does not adequately filter user input disclosing directory listings and file contents

Vulnerability Note VU#146704

Original Release Date: 2003-02-14 | Last Revised: 2003-02-14


iWeb Systems Hyperseek search engine may allow malformed URL requests to access files outside the document root of a vulnerable system.


A specially crafted URL can disclose the directory listing and files of the target system with read permissions.


Remote attackers may be able to disclose directory listings and files of the target system with read permissions.


Contact the vendor to obtain a patch.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

IWeb Systems

Updated:  February 14, 2003



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


iWeb Systems has released a fix for this vulnerability and it can be obtained by contacting

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Mc GaN , has been publicly credited for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0253
Severity Metric: 4.50
Date Public: 2001-01-28
Date First Published: 2003-02-14
Date Last Updated: 2003-02-14 20:47 UTC
Document Revision: 18

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