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


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The _list_file_get function in lib/ in Majordomo 2 20110203 and earlier allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and read arbitrary files via a ./.../ sequence in the "extra" parameter to the help command, which causes the regular expression to produce .. (dot dot) sequences. NOTE: this vulnerability is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2011-0049.

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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.


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