Tried, Tested and Proven

Security Advisory 08-002 – Affinium Campaign’s create new folder functionality is vulnerable to dire

Vulnerability Title:

The web application’s create a new folder functionality is vulnerable to a directory traversal.

Vulnerable System:

Affinium Campaign

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services

Credit for Discovery:

Tim Brown and Neil Kettle – Portcullis Computer Security Ltd.

Affected Systems:

All known versions of Affinium Campaign; the vulnerability discovered was for version


It is possible for an attacker to traverse the directory structure and break out of the application imposed sandbox by manipulating requests to create a new folder and altering the folder name to include ../../../../../../../../../, allowing the creation of directories in locations such as /tmp and /var/tmp. Furthermore, it was then possible to create files with arbitrary filenames in those locations.


An attacker would be able to use this to create or modify configuration files in sensitive locations.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor Status:

05/06/2008 – vendor informed

10/06/2008 – Vendor updated

11/06/2008 – Vendor responded via email

16/07/2008 – Vendor confirmed patches


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