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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the Default theme in Exero CMS 1.0.1 allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via directory traversal sequences in the theme parameter to (1) index.php, (2) editpassword.php, and (3) avatar.php in usercp/; (4) custompage.php; (5) errors/404.php; (6) memberslist.php and (7) profile.php in members/; (8) index.php and (9) fullview.php in news/; and (10) nopermission.php.

  • 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