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


Severity Medium
Score 5.1/10


Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in CyBoards PHP Lite 1.21 allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via directory traversal sequences in the (1) script_path parameter to (a) options.php and the (2) lang_code parameter to (b) copy_vip.php and (c) process_edit_board.php in adminopts/. NOTE: some of these vectors might not be vulnerabilities under proper installation.

  • HIGH
  • 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

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