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


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Unspecified vulnerability in Jetty before 5.1.6 and 6.0.0beta4 allows remote attackers to obtain source code of JSP pages, possibly involving requests for .jsp files with URL-encoded backslash ("%5C") characters. NOTE: this might be the same issue as CVE-2006-2758.

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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

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