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

CVE-2012-6607

Severity Low
Score 3.3/10

Summary

The transform_save function in transform.c in Augeas before 1.0.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and obtain sensitive information via a symlink attack on a .augsave file in a backup save action, a different vector than CVE-2012-0786.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • 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