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


Severity High
Score 10/10


Directory traversal vulnerability in the FTP server on Honeywell Excel Web XL1000C50 52 I/O, XL1000C100 104 I/O, XL1000C500 300 I/O, XL1000C1000 600 I/O, XL1000C50U 52 I/O UUKL, XL1000C100U 104 I/O UUKL, XL1000C500U 300 I/O UUKL, and XL1000C1000U 600 I/O UUKL controllers before 2.04.01 allows remote attackers to read files under the web root, and consequently obtain administrative login access, via a crafted pathname.

  • LOW
  • 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