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Advisory Name: Arbitrary file overwrite in Documentum Administrator / Documentum Webtop
Vulnerability Class: Arbitrary file overwrite
Release Date: 2008-02-05
* Documentum Administrator version 188.8.131.523
* Documentum Webtop version version 184.108.40.2067
* Other applications and versions may also be affected
* Windows 2003 Server - Standard Edition
* Apache Tomcat 5.0.28
* Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_05-b04)
* Other platforms may also be affected
Local / Remote: Remote
Author: Pablo Gaston Milano
Vendor Status: Confirmed. Updates Released.
Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf
Documentum Administrator and Documentum Webtop were found to be vulnerable to arbitrary file overwrite, by specifying an arbitrary filename attribute
to the ?dmclTrace.jsp? page. It is also possible to control the contents of the overwritten file, which could allow the remote upload and execution of
arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application server.
Exploitation of this vulnerability would allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the server filesystem. This could be used to upload and
execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application server.
The vendor reported that this vulnerability was fixed in SP4 and later.
. 2007-12-17: CYBSEC contacted Vendor.
. 2007-12-17: Vendor first response.
. 2008-01-04: Vendor confirmed vuln is fixed in latest SP.
. 2008-01-30: CYBSEC informed the vendor the disclosure plan.
. 2008-02-05: Advisory Public Disclosure.
For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the researcher at pmilano <at> cybsec <dot> com.
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