Something like that yes.

The similar issue that we had on audit resulted from a mistaken interpretation by the audit tool of the response to a targeted probe. Basically if they got response X then they assumed that it was possible to penetrate the system using vulnerability Y. They didn't actually try Y (it wouldn't have worked) just assumed that it might. With IBM's assistance we provided documentation that even if the files existed (they didn't) that since they were .exe they could not execute anyway since we were not running a windows system. I _think_ the basic flaw in the audit probe was the assumption that if they got certain responses then it must be running on WIndows!


Jon Paris

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On Sep 24, 2018, at 1:05 PM, Bradley Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So you're saying it's like a doctor telling you "you have a pimple, but we
don't know where." :)



On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

He's have to have the door wide open for them to see them at all Brad.
Surely it is more likely to be a bad report.


Jon Paris

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www.SystemiDeveloper.com

On Sep 24, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Bradley Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If they found them, can't they tell you the qualified path to them?

Bradley V. Stone
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Provider!

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:37 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm getting dinged on a security audit. The audit is reporting
CVE-1999-0467. This has not appeared on previous audits. I looked that
up and it basically says "The Webcom CGI Guestbook programs wguest.exe
and
rguest.exe allow a remote attacker to read arbitrary files using the
"template" parameter."
My initial impression was that I'm running IBM i, who gives a rat's
posterior about .exe files? Then I dutifully checked for the existence
of
these files throughout our entire IFS with a user with *ALLOBJ and all
other special authorities. These files simply do not exist.
Still, I am willing to give the audit the benefit of the doubt and
assume
they are checking for the function of these files and not the files
themselves. But I do not know how to chase that dog any further. Any
ideas?

Perhaps it's something else. The CVE mentions the ability to modify the
HTML form and get to those files. Perhaps some recent security changes
opened up our html forms to be modified?
Again, I'm trying to keep an open mind.

Anyone else experience this CVE or something very similar?

What has changed since previous audits?
- Zend was added for a bolt on.
- IFS security was modified to meet Zend's (and the bolt on product)
requirements.

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