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Security Advisory 05 – 005 – Internal Path Disclosure in HTTP Variables

Vulnerable System:

Webseries Payment Application

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services

Affected Systems:

Bottomline Webseries Payment Application


Several HTTP variables in use by the application were found to directly reference directories and files on the web server. An example of this behaviour is listed below:




An attacker can use the information obtained by this issue to gain a better understanding of the structure of the underlying file system of the web server. This type of information is often essential in launching exploits against the web server itself.


No exploit code required.


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