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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Security Interest
Date Thu, 04 Jul 1996 01:17:36 GMT

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Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 14:50:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: TTT Group <>
To: firewalls@GreatCircle.COM
Subject: *** SECURITY ALERT ***

I spent some time exploring Novell's HTTP server and out of the box
there is a CGI that is VERY VERY INSECURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are running the Novell HTTP server, please disable the CGI's 
it comes with it until you understand (fully understand) what the 
security risks are.

The CGI in question is convert.bas (yes, cgi's in basic, stop laughing).
(There may be more CGI's in the scripts dir that can be exploited
but this was all I could stomoch.)

A remote user can read any file on the remote file system using 
this CGI.  This means that if you are running the Novell HTTP
server and have the 'out of box' CGI's, you are breached.
Exploit code:

I was going to see how bad this threat was by connecting to 
www servers, testing for "Novell HTTP" in the HTTP server responce
will return you all the sites that can be breached.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't open the box and put machine on the 
Internet.  I am getting tired of this kind of stuff.
Who the hell did Novell consult with to write these darn CGI's?
It makes me sad.


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