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


Severity Medium
Score 4/10


Directory traversal vulnerability in private/file_management.php on the IBM BladeCenter with Advanced Management Module (AMM) firmware build ID BPET48L, and possibly other versions before 4.7 and 5.0, allows remote authenticated users to list arbitrary directories and possibly have unspecified other impact via a .. (dot dot) in the DIR parameter.

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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

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