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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2009-3068

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in the RoboHelpServer Servlet (robohelp/server) in Adobe RoboHelp Server 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by uploading a Java Archive (.jsp) file during a PUBLISH action, then accessing it via a direct request to the file in the robohelp/robo/reserved/web directory under its sessionid subdirectory, as demonstrated by the vd_adobe module in VulnDisco Pack Professional 8.7 through 8.11.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published