TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Arcserve Unified Data Protection Management Service exportServlet Directory Traversal Information Disclosure and Denial of Service Vulnerability

ZDI-15-242: May 26th, 2015


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 19699. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose and delete files on vulnerable installations of Arcserve Unified Data Protection. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the exportServlet servlet. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize the path of files requested. An attacker could use this to create an information disclosure and denial-of-service condition under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

Arcserve has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2015-04-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-05-26 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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