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Vulnerability title: Directory Traversal in Symmetricom s350i

CVE: CVE-2014-5068
Vendor: Symmetricom
Product: s350i
Affected version: 2.70.15
Fixed version: N/A
Reported by: Mike Emery


The Team discovered that the web application was vulnerable to directory traversal and that it was possible to read arbitrary system files by prepending ../../ or ..\..\ to the front of a system file name.

For example, the following URL and related parameter were found to be vulnerable to directory traversal:


When POSTing to the syslog.php page, the FileName parameter is susceptible as below:



This weakness could easily result in an attacker being able to extract sensitive information, which could include usernames, passwords and configuration files for other applications running on the server, which they could then potentially leverage to carry out damaging attacks against users and the system itself.


Exploit code is not required

Vendor status:

30/05/2014 Advisory created
10/06/2014 Vendor contacted
09/07/2014 Vendor contact reattempted
28/07/2014 CVE obtained and provisional release date set
13/08/2014 Final vendor contact initiated
20/08/2014 First vendor response
20/08/2014 Vendor advised of release date and more information on fix time
frame requested
28/08/2014 Vendor contacted to re-emphasise release dates as no response from
previous contact was received
29/08/2014 Vendor responded requesting a discussion before release. This was
not possible due to time zone differences
29/08/2014 Published
01/09/2014 In discussion with vendor following a period of non-response


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