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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 e-Vision CMS 2.0.2 and earlier, when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in (1) an adminlang cookie to admin/ind_ex.php; or the module parameter to (2) 3rdparty/adminpart/add3rdparty.php, (3) polling/adminpart/addpolling.php, (4) contact/adminpart/addcontact.php, (5) brandnews/adminpart/addbrandnews.php, (6) newsletter/adminpart/addnewsletter.php, (7) game/adminpart/addgame.php, (8) tour/adminpart/addtour.php, (9) articles/adminpart/addarticles.php, (10) product/adminpart/addproduct.php, or (11) plain/adminpart/addplain.php in modules/.

  • 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

  • Published