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


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in PHP Project Management 0.8.10 and earlier allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in (1) the def_lang parameter to modules/files/list.php; the m_path parameter to (2) modules/projects/ or (3) modules/tasks/; (4) the module parameter to modules/projects/list.php; or the module parameter to index.php in the (5) certinfo, (6) emails, (7) events, (8) fax, (9) files, (10) groupadm, (11) history, (12) info, (13) log, (14) mail, (15) messages, (16) organizations, (17) phones, (18) presence, (19) projects, (20) reports, (21) search, (22) snf, (23) syslog, (24) tasks, or (25) useradm subdirectory of modules/.

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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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