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

CVE-2012-4958

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

Directory traversal vulnerability in NFRAgent.exe in Novell File Reporter 1.0.2 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a 126 /FSF/CMD request with a .. (dot dot) in a FILE element of an FSFUI record.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • 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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  • Published