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ArGoSoft Mail Server Webmail Multiple Directory Traversal vulns



[SIG^2 G-TEC] ArGoSoft Mail Server Webmail Multiple Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities



SIG^2 Vulnerability Research Advisory

ArGoSoft Mail Server Webmail Multiple Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities

by Tan Chew Keong
Release Date: 09 Feb 2005

ADVISORY URL
http://www.security.org.sg/vuln/argosoftmail1873.html 


SUMMARY

ArGoSoft Mail Server (http://www.argosoft.com/mailserver/) is a fully functional SMTP/POP3/Finger (Pro version also has IMAP module) server for Windows 95/98/NT/2000, which will let you turn your computer into the email system. It's very compact, takes about 1-5 Mb of disk space (depending on the version), does not have any specific memory requirements, and what is the most important - it's very easy to use.

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities were found in ArGoSoft Mail Server's Webmail that may be exploited by a logon mail user to upload files to arbitrary directories on the server, retrieve arbitrary files from the server, access other users' emails, and create/delete arbitrary directories on the server. 
 

TESTED SYSTEM

ArGoSoft Mail Server Version 1.8.7.3 on English WinXP SP2, Win2K SP4.

 
DETAILS

This advisory documents 4 directory traversal vulnerabilities in ArGoSoft Mail Server's Webmail. Exploitation of these vulnerabilites requires a valid logon account on the Webmail. 


a. Directory traversal in email attachment filename allows file upload to arbitrary directories

ArGoSoft Mail Server's Webmail allows a logon mail user to upload file attachments when composing an email. Lack of input sanitization of the supplied filename allows the user to upload files to arbitrary locations on the server. This may be exploited by a malicious mail user to upload and replace other users' password file (userdata.rec) with a copy that has known password, thus allowing him/her to logon as other users.


b. Directory traversal in _msgatt.rec allows any arbitrary files on the server to be sent as attachment

By uploading a specially crafted _msgatt.rec file containing directory traversal characters, it is possible to cause the server to send any arbitrary files on the server as attachment to the user. A malicious user may exploit this vulnerability to email other user's password file (userdata.rec) to himself.


c. Directory traversal in /msg and /delete "Folder" parameter allows reading/deleting of other user's emails

The /msg and /delete link allows the Webmail user to view/delete his/her emails.  It is possible to view/delete other user's email by using directory traversal characters in the "Folder" parameter and specifying a correct UIDL. 


d. Directory traversal in /folderadd and /folderdelete "Folder" parameter allows creating/deleting arbitrary directories on the server

The /folderadd and /folderdelete links allows the Webmail user to create/delete mail folders. It is possible to use directory traversal characters in the Folder parameter to create/delete directories in arbitrary locations on the server. A malicious user may exploit this vulnerability to delete other users' entire mail directories, which is effectively the same as removing the users from the system.


PATCH

Upgrade to version v1.8.7.4.

 
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

06 Feb 05 - Vulnerability Discovered.
08 Feb 05 - Initial Vendor Notification.
08 Feb 05 - Received Notification from Vendor that Fixed Version was Released.
09 Feb 05 - Public Release.


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