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Security (Web requests can navigate outside DRP controlled areas (CVE-20200924a))


DRP server incorrectly respects using .. for navigation if resulting path is outside managed areas. This potentially allowed bad actors to access the host file system.

  • Classification: Directory Traversal
  • Reported: Sept 24, 2020
  • Fixed: Sept 24, 2020
  • Addressed In: v4.5, v4.4.7, v4.3.8, v4.2.17


Users are advised to apply this patch as soon as possible. Patching involves replacing the DR-SERVER binary that closes matches the currently deployed version.


Code was added to prevent out of bounds navigation.

Steps to reproduce

docker run --rm -it ubuntu /bin/bash
apt update && apt install -y curl
cd /opt
mkdir drp ; cd drp
curl -fsSL | bash -s -- --isolated install
./dr-provision --base-root=`pwd`/drp-data --local-content="" --default-content="" > drp.log 2>&1 &
curl -k

The above results on the contents of /etc/passwd being shown. This is particularly bad given that this application generally runs as root.