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


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


Absolute path traversal vulnerability in the server in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, and 10.2.1 allows remote authenticated users to read files by leveraging the Report Author privilege, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-2988.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published