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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A directory traversal vulnerability in the web application in McAfee (now Intel Security) SaaS Control Console (SCC) Platform 6.14 before patch 1070, and 6.15 before patch 1076 allows unauthenticated users to view contents of arbitrary system files that did not have file system level read access restrictions via a null-byte injection exploit.

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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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