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


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


** DISPUTED ** Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in crs.exe in the Cell Request Service in HP Data Protector allow remote attackers to create arbitrary files via an opcode-1091 request, or create or delete arbitrary files via an opcode-305 request. NOTE: the vendor reportedly asserts that this behavior is "by design."

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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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