Vulnerability Note VU#586556

Axigen Mail Server directory traversal vulnerability

Original Release date: 31 Oct 2012 | Last revised: 02 Apr 2013


Axigen Mail Server contains a directory traversal vulnerability.


CWE-22: Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory

Axigen Mail Server has a web based administration site which allows authorized administrators to perform certain actions via HTTP. The 'View Log Files' page does not sufficiently filter '..\' from web requests, making it possible for an attacker to browse, delete or download system files of the server.



A remote unauthenticated attacker may obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing Axigen Mail Server web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AxigenAffected-29 Oct 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 6.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.9 E:H/RL:W/RC:UR
Environmental 1.5 CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Zhao Liang of Beijing Leadsec Technology Co., Ltd for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-4940
  • Date Public: 31 Oct 2012
  • Date First Published: 31 Oct 2012
  • Date Last Updated: 02 Apr 2013
  • Document Revision: 30


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