Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in PHP-Fusion Forum Rank System 6 allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the settings[locale] parameter to (1) forum.php and (2) profile.php in infusions/rank_system/. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
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.