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


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Directory traversal vulnerability in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) 5.x and 6.x before 6.1(5)SU2, 7.x before 7.1(5b)SU2, and 8.x before 8.0(3), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (aka Unified CCX or UCCX) and Cisco Unified IP Interactive Voice Response (Unified IP-IVR) before 6.0(1)SR1ES8, 7.0(x) before 7.0(2)ES1, 8.0(x) through 8.0(2)SU3, and 8.5(x) before 8.5(1)SU2, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a crafted URL, aka Bug IDs CSCth09343 and CSCts44049.

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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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