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

CVE-2009-4053

Severity Medium
Score 4/10

Summary

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in Home FTP Server 1.10.1.139 allow remote authenticated users to (1) create arbitrary directories via directory traversal sequences in an MKD command or (2) create files with any contents in arbitrary directories via directory traversal sequences in a file upload request. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • 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