PT-2009-22: EXcms Root directory disclosure vulnerability

(PT-2009-22) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
EXcms Root directory disclosure vulnerability

Affected Software

Versions prior to 2.02

Product Link:

Severity Rating

Severity: Low
Impact: Root directory disclosure
Attack Vector: Remote


Base Score: 0.0
Temporal Score: 0.0
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N/E:F/RL:T/RC:C)

CVE: not assigned

Software Description

EXcms is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images).

Vulnerability Description

Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered a Root directory disclosure vulnerability in EXcms.

Application does not properly verify input data for HTTP header. This allows to call an exception that leads to web server root directory disclosure.

An attacker may use the data to exploit another attacks.

Details are not provided.


Not available.


magic_quotes on will fix the vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline

03/03/2009 - Vendor notified
03/04/2009 - Vendor response
03/04/2009 - Requested status update from vendor
03/24/2009 - Second requested status update from vendor
05/26/2009 - Second requested status update from vendor
05/26/2009 - Vendor response
05/27/2009 - Public disclosure


This vulnerability was discovered by Dmitry Evteev (Positive Technologies Research Team) using professional network security scanner MaxPatrol.


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