Vulnerability Note VU#32794

iPlanet Web Server and Netscape Enterprise Server Web Publisher commands allow directory enumeration

Original Release date: 11 Jan 2002 | Last revised: 11 Jan 2002


A vulnerability exists in iPlanet Web Server and Netscape Enterprise Server in which Web Publisher commands can be used to obtain directory listings.


iPlanet Web Server and Netscape Enterprise Server permit unauthenticated remote users to enumerate server directories via Web Publisher commands such as ?wp-ver-info and ?wp-cs-dump. The directory listing will be provided regardless of the state of Web Publisher or access control lists (ACLs). See iPlanet Knowledge Base Article 4302 for more information.


Unauthenticated remote users can enumerate directory listings.


Disable or Configure Directory Indexing

    • If you are running Netscape Enterprise Server (NES) version 3.6 SP3 or earlier, disable Directory Indexing.
    • If you are running iPlanet Web Server (iWS) 4.x, either disable Directory Indexing or configure "Fancy" indexing.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
iPlanetAffected-11 Jan 2002
NetscapeAffected-11 Jan 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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This document was written by Jeff S. Havrilla and Art Manion.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2000-0236
  • Date Public: 17 Mar 2000
  • Date First Published: 11 Jan 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Jan 2002
  • Severity Metric: 5.62
  • Document Revision: 12


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