Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in Splunk 4.0 through 4.0.10 and 4.1 through 4.1.1 allow (1) remote attackers to read arbitrary files, aka SPL-31194; (2) remote authenticated users to modify arbitrary files, aka SPL-31063; or (3) have an unknown impact via redirects, aka SPL-31067.
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.