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

CVE-2011-5028

Severity Medium
Score 4/10

Summary

Directory traversal vulnerability in novelllogmanager/FileDownload in Novell Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.0.1_938 and earlier, as used in Novell Sentinel before 7.0.1.0, allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the filename parameter.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published