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Rapid7 Advisory R7-0030: Caucho Resin Multiple Path Disclosure Vulnerabilities


May 14, 2007 - Caucho Resin for Windows contains two path disclosure vulnerabilities which could be used by an attacker to attain the full system path to Resin's web application directory.

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Affected system(s):


  • Caucho Resin Professional v3.1.0 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.1.0 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.0.21 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.0.20 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.0.19 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.0.18 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin v3.0.17 for Windows


  • Caucho Resin v3.1.1 for Windows
  • Caucho Resin Professional v3.1.1 for Windows

Vendor Info

Caucho Technology, Inc.

Caucho was notified of this vulnerability on May 3rd, 2007.They fixed this vulnerability in the latest unofficial snapshot of Resin 3.1.1, available from Caucho's Web site.


Upgrade to Caucho Resin 3.1.1 or later.

Detailed Analysis

Caucho Resin is vulnerable to multiple path disclosure vulnerabilities due to insufficient sanitizing of user-supplied paths while (1) attempting to deploy web applications and (2) attempting to display .xtp files.

  1. A request from any unauthenticated remote user in the form of:
  2. A request from any unauthenticated remote user in the form of:

In both cases, the full system path to the Caucho Resin server is disclosed due to uncaught java IOExceptions reported to the requesting user.

Discovered by Derek Abdine of Rapid7.

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