Hiki arbitrary file deletion vulnerability


Hiki, a Wiki clone software developed by Hiki Development Team, contains a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to delete arbitrary files.

Hiki contains a vulnerability that allows an arbitrary file to be deleted on a server running Hiki. This is caused by the improper handling of a session management file.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Hiki Development Team
  • Hiki 0.8.0 - 0.8.6


A remote attacker may be able to delete arbitrary files with the privilege of the user running Hiki.

[Upgrade the software]

The developer has released Hiki 0.8.7 which contains the fix for this vulnerability. We recommend that affected users upgrade their software to the fixed version.
Vendor Information

Hiki Development Team
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Path Traversal(CWE-22) [NVD Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2007-2836

  1. JVN : JVN#05187780
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2007-2836
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA25764
  4. SecurityFocus : 24603
  5. FrSIRT Advisories : FrSIRT/ADV-2007-2304
Revision History

  • [2008/05/21]
      Web page published