iCat Carbo Server File Disclosure Vulnerability



Date Discovered

November 8, 1997


iCat Electronic Commerce Suite is an application which enables a user to create and manage web based catalogues. A remote user may retrieve known files on a target system running iCat Electronic Commerce Suite. The Carbo Server component of the Electronic Commerce Suite does not properly validate HTTP requests for files and will grant access to any object residing on the system. For example, the following HTTP request will display the file specified: http://target/carbo.dll?icatcommand=..\..\directory/filename.ext&catalogname=catalog Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may disclose sensitive information such as usernames and passwords and aid in the development of further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • iCat Electronic Commerce Suite 3.0.0

Currently the SecurityFocus staff are not aware of any vendor supplied patches for this issue. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: vuldb@securityfocus.com.



Posted to Bugtraq on November 8, 2000 by Mikael Johansson <mikael.johansson@abc.se>.

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