web-erp 0.1.4 database access vulnerability Mar 01 2003 03:14AM
Ryan Fox (rfox amerisuk com)
Security REPORT web-erp 0.1.4 and earlier
Product: web-erp 0.1.4 and earlier
Vulnerabilities: full database access
Vendor: Phil Daintree (http://web-erp.sourceforge.net/)
Vendor-Status: E-Mail to "p.daintree (at) xtra.co (dot) nz [email concealed]" date: 27.02.2003
Vendor-Patch: Vendor reports problem fixed in new version 0.1.5 (27.02.2003)

Local: YES
Remote: YES

From web site:
"WEB-ERP aims to provide a company with all the tools it needs to manage
multi-currency debtors, multi-location stocks, multi-currency creditors as
well as it's general accounting needs."

Vulnerability Details

http-requests to:


display the contents of this configuration file, unless the web server is
specifically configured to handle .ini files differently. The contents
include the MySQL username and password used by the application. With this
username/password, a malicious person could connect to MySQL direct and add,
modify, and delete data.

severity: HIGH

The author was very responsive and released a new, corrected version the
same day.

This vulnerability report was made using a recent post by Martin Eiszner as
a template. Any similarity is no coincidence.

Recommended Hotfixes
Upgrade to 0.1.5, which the author reports fixes this problem.


Ryan Fox
rfox (at) amerisuk (dot) com [email concealed]

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