Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
Directory traversal vulnerability in the mwGetLocalFileName function in http.c in MiniWeb HTTP Server 0.8.19 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files and list arbitrary directories via a (1) .%2e (partially encoded dot dot) or (2) %2e%2e (encoded dot dot) in the URI.
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.