Vulnerability Note VU#243243

Entrust GetAccess does not validate user input thereby allowing users to read arbitrary files

Original Release date: 18 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 18 Sep 2002


Entrust GetAccess does not properly validate the CGI variable "LOCALE" and may be exploited to read arbitrary files on the server.


Entrust GetAccess is a web software product for identifying users of a web site. Entrust GetAccess takes a CGI variable named "LOCALE" specifying a server directory in which to find international localization files. Entrust GetAccess does not adequately validate the LOCALE value to remove '../' and other character sequences allowing directory traversal.


A remote attacker can read any file on the server to which the web server process has read privileges.


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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
EntrustAffected-17 Sep 2002
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Thanks to Rudi Carell for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 05 Nov 2001
  • Date First Published: 18 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 18 Sep 2002
  • Severity Metric: 2.14
  • Document Revision: 5


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