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

CVE-2016-10037

Severity High
Score 7.3/10

Summary

Directory traversal in /connectors/index.php in MODX Revolution before 2.5.2-pl allows remote attackers to perform local file inclusion/traversal/manipulation via a crafted id (aka dir) parameter, related to browser/directory/getlist.

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  • NETWORK
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  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
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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.

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