GE MDS PulseNET FileDownloadServlet Directory Traversal Information Disclosure And Deletion VulnerabilityZDI-15-439: September 16th, 2015
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to read and delete arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of GE MDS PulseNET. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the FileDownloadServlet. By specifying a filename including directory traversal, an attacker can read and then delete an arbitrary file on the system. The read and subsequent deletion will be performed under the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseGE has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2015-04-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2015-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)