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The Hidden Flaws of Archives in Java

4 min read 29 May 2019 by Johannes Moritz
Archives such as Zip, Tar, Jar or 7z are useful formats to collect and compress multiple files or directories in a container-like structure. However, the extraction of archives can introduce security risks which resulted in multiple critical vulnerabilities in popular applications in the past. In this post we explain the risk behind archive extraction and show how to securely extract archives in Java.

LogicalDOC 8.2 Path Traversal Vulnerability

5 min read 26 Mar 2019 by Johannes Moritz
LogicalDOC is a global software company offering a popular Java-based document management solution as a community or enterprise edition of the same name. In this blog post we will examine a path traversal vulnerability (CVE-2019-9723) which allows malicious guest users to steal arbitrary documents and files from the server.

WordPress 5.0.0 Remote Code Execution

14 min read 19 Feb 2019 by Simon Scannell
This blog post details how a combination of a Path Traversal and Local File Inclusion vulnerability lead to Remote Code Execution in the WordPress core (CVE-2019-8943). The vulnerability remained uncovered in the WordPress core for over 6 years.

Precurio 2.1: Remote Command Execution via Xinha Plugin

8 min read 9 Dec 2016 by Hendrik Buchwald
Precurio is an Intranet portal that can be used as a calendar, phone directory, and much more. It is available as an open-source and commercial solution. We focused our analysis exclusively on the open-source version and detected several critical vulnerabilities that can be used to execute PHP code on the target system without any form of authentication.