[Nikto-discuss] Newbie needs help

David Klein davidkl at ivision.com.au
Thu Sep 17 22:20:47 UTC 2009



Thanks for emailing!


The first thing I want to draw your attention to is the OSVDB entries. 


OSVDB stands for Open Source Vulnerability Database; it offers many
lists of current and past vulns.


The number that you see in Nikto's report (2799) is the unique OSVDB
vulnerability number. Go to the OSVDB website http://osvdb.org/ and type
"2799" in on the left hand side where it says OSVDB ID Lookup.


You will then arrive at the page http://osvdb.org/show/osvdb/2799 I also
recommend on clicking the security focus link within that report as they
often have PoC's of the vuln. 

For example http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/344032

Bug is found in this script:

DailyDose v 1.1 (by www.onlinearts.net)

The script (dose.pl) does not check the input:


($command,$list,$temp, $id) = split ("&",$data,4);

. . .

local ($template) = "$tempdir/$temp";

open(TEMPL, "$template") || print "no file found $template!";

#open without check var. $temp

Example (listing):


^ webserver ----------------------------^vuln
scrpt^req-----^anyfile--------^ unix command 'ls' for list directory.

If you have any further questions feel free to ask! :-)

P.S yes you are vulnerable, you should probably change the perl script
so that it validates (sanitizes) input. 


David Klein


From: nikto-discuss-bounces at attrition.org
[mailto:nikto-discuss-bounces at attrition.org] On Behalf Of Tony Wasson
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 12:47 AM
To: nikto-discuss at attrition.org
Subject: [Nikto-discuss] Newbie needs help


I'm a newbie to nikto, have ran several scans and the output has items
like the ones below,



HTTP Method



Web Wiz Forums ver. 7.01 and below is vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting
(XSS). CA-2000-02.

Test Links


OSVDB Entries




HTTP Method



DailyDose 1.1 is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack in the
'list' parameter.

Test Links


OSVDB Entries



How does one interpret this? do I have an actual vulnerability?


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