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


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


IBM Tivoli IT Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database 7.1 through and 7.2 and Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Industry Solutions 7.1 through, 7.5 before IFIX003, and 7.6 before IFIX002 allow remote authenticated users to conduct directory traversal attacks via unspecified vectors.

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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

  • Published