Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
** DISPUTED ** Directory traversal vulnerability in admin/includes/languages/english.php in Zen Cart 1.3.8a, 1.3.8, and earlier, when .htaccess is not supported, allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the _SESSION[language] parameter. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating "at worst, the use of this vulnerability will reveal some local file paths."
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.