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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 2532designs 2532|Gigs 1.2.2 Stable, when register_globals is enabled and magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the language parameter to (1) settings.php, (2) deleteuser.php, (3) mini_calendar.php, (4) manage_venues.php, and (5) manage_gigs.php, a different vector than CVE-2007-4585.

  • 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.


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