CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-16651

Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties

Published: Nov 09, 2017 | Modified: Mar 04, 2021
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.6 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Roundcube Webmail before 1.1.10, 1.2.x before 1.2.7, and 1.3.x before 1.3.3 allows unauthorized access to arbitrary files on the hosts filesystem, including configuration files, as exploited in the wild in November 2017. The attacker must be able to authenticate at the target system with a valid username/password as the attack requires an active session. The issue is related to file-based attachment plugins and _task=settings&_action=upload-display&_from=timezone requests.

Weakness

The product makes files or directories accessible to unauthorized actors, even though they should not be.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.2 1.2.2
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.0 1.2.0
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.1 1.2.1
Webmail Roundcube * 1.1.9
Webmail Roundcube 1.3.2 1.3.2
Webmail Roundcube 1.3.1 1.3.1
Webmail Roundcube 1.3.0 1.3.0
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.6 1.2.6
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.5 1.2.5
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.4 1.2.4
Webmail Roundcube 1.2.3 1.2.3

Extended Description

Web servers, FTP servers, and similar servers may store a set of files underneath a “root” directory that is accessible to the server’s users. Applications may store sensitive files underneath this root without also using access control to limit which users may request those files, if any. Alternately, an application might package multiple files or directories into an archive file (e.g., ZIP or tar), but the application might not exclude sensitive files that are underneath those directories. In cloud technologies and containers, this weakness might present itself in the form of misconfigured storage accounts that can be read or written by a public or anonymous user.

Potential Mitigations

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