Tried, Tested and Proven

Security Advisory 07-003 – Malformed Requests Result in Directory Path Disclosure.

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services

Credit for Discovery:

Tim Brown & Paul Docherty – Portcullis Computer Security Ltd.

Affected Systems:

All known versions of Bandersnatch; this vulnerability was discovered for version 0.4.


Making a malformed request for the following URLs results in Bandersnatch disclosing its directory path. The latter case only occurs when the user is authenticated:




An attacker could use this to determine the structure of the computer on which it has been installed.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor Status:

Vendor contacted


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