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


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Multiple absolute path traversal vulnerabilities in the nvUtility.Utility.1 ActiveX control in nvUtility.dll in ACTi Network Video Recorder (NVR) SP2 2.0 allow remote attackers to (1) create or overwrite arbitrary files via a full pathname in the first argument to the SaveXMLFile method or (2) delete arbitrary files via a full pathname in the argument to the DeleteXMLFile method.

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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.


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