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


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


Cisco IOS XE 3.2 through 3.4 before 3.4.2S, and 3.5, on 1000 series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR), when bridge domain interface (BDI) is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (card reload) via packets that are not properly handled during the processing of encapsulation, aka Bug ID CSCtt11558.

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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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