Original Advisory: http://dsecrg.com/pages/vul/show.php?id=118
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-09-018
Application: Apache Geronimo Application Server
Versions Affected: 2.1 - 2.1.3
Vendor URL: http://geronimo.apache.org/
Bug: Directory Traversal File Upload
Vendor response: 10.12.2008
Date of Public Advisory: 16.04.2009
Author: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsecrg [dot] com)
Geronimo Server Console multiple Directory Traversal vulnerabilities.
A vulnerability was found in several portlets including Services/Repository, Embedded DB/DB Manager, and Security/Keystores when running on a Windows server. This issue may allow a remote attacker to upload any file in any directory.
This affects all full JavaEE Geronimo releases or other distributions which include the administration web console up to and including Geronimo 2.1.3.
1. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script /console/portal//Services/Repository
Vulnerable parameters: "group", "artifact", "version", "fileType".
This issue may allow attacker to upload any file to any directory at remote server.
2. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script /console/portal/Embedded DB/DB Manager
Vulnerable parameter "createDB".
3. Directory Traversal vulnerability found in script
Vulnerable parameter "filename".
This security vulnerabilities fixed in Geronimo 2.1.4 release.
New version of Geronimo 2.1.4 can be downloaded from this location:
An alternative workaround (if you choose to not upgrade to Apache Geronimo 2.1.4) would be to stop or undeploy the administration web console application in the server.
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