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Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


Directory traversal vulnerability in the vfs_getvfssw function in Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, and 9 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via crafted (1) mount or (2) sysfs system calls. NOTE: this might be the same issue as CVE-2004-1767, but there are insufficient details to be sure.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-22 - Path Traversal

Path traversal (or directory traversal), is a vulnerability that allows malicious users to traverse the server's root directory, gaining access to arbitrary files and folders such as application code & data, back-end credentials, and sensitive operating system files. In the worst-case scenario, an attacker could potentially execute arbitrary files on the server, resulting in a denial of service attack. Such an exploit may severely impact the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of an application.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published