59001 : Apache Axis2 xsd Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Disclosure
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Disclosure Date
Days of Exposure
290 days


Axis2 contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to access arbitrary files. The issue is due to the services applet not properly sanitizing user input, specifically directory traversal style attacks (e.g., ../../) supplied to the xsd parameter. This flaw can potentially be used to disclose the contents of any file on the system accessible by the web server.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related


Upgrade to version 1.5 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


The Apache Software Foundation
Apache Axis2


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