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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 ezContents 2.0.3 allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via the (1) gsLanguage and (2) language_home parameters to modules/diary/showdiary.php; (3) admin_home, (4) gsLanguage, and (5) language_home parameters to modules/diary/showdiarydetail.php; (6) gsLanguage and (7) language_home parameters to modules/diary/submit_diary.php; (8) admin_home parameter to modules/news/news_summary.php; (9) nLink, (10) gsLanguage, and (11) language_home parameters to modules/news/inlinenews.php; and possibly other unspecified vectors in (12) diary/showeventlist.php, (13) gallery/showgallery.php, (14) reviews/showreviews.php, (15) gallery/showgallerydetails.php, (16) reviews/showreviewsdetails.php, (17) news/shownewsdetails.php, (18) gallery/submit_gallery.php, (19) guestbook/submit_guestbook.php, (20) reviews/submit_reviews.php, (21) news/submit_news.php, (22) diary/inlineeventlist.php, and (23) news/archivednews_summary.php in modules/, related to the lack of directory traversal protection in modules/moduleSec.php.

  • 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