Vulnerability Note VU#574739

Beck GmbH IPC@Chip does not adequately validate user input thereby disclosing sensitive network data via crafted URL

Original Release date: 14 Sep 2001 | Last revised: 09 Apr 2003


An insecure default configuration in the Beck IPC@CHIP allows an intruder to obtain priviledged system information.


The Beck IPC@CHIP is a single chip embedded webserver. The Beck IPC@CHIP ships with a cgi script named "ChipCfg". Using a specially crafted url, an attacker can cause this cgi script to return sensitive network configuration data stored on the IPC@CHIP.


An intruder can gain access to sensitive network data stored on the IPC@CHIP.


According to Ernest Schloesser of Beck IPC GmbH, the API allows removal of this CGI with the CGI_REMOVE function.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Beck GmbHAffected21 May 200117 Jul 2002
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This vulnerability was discovered by Sentry Research Labs.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2001-1341
  • Date Public: 24 May 2001
  • Date First Published: 14 Sep 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 09 Apr 2003
  • Severity Metric: 6.75
  • Document Revision: 14


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