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

CVE-2016-15017

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

A vulnerability has been found in fabarea media_upload on TYPO3 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects the function getUploadedFileList of the file Classes/Service/UploadFileService.php. The manipulation leads to pathname traversal. Upgrading to version 0.9.0 is able to address this issue. The patch is identified as b25d42a4981072321c1a363311d8ea2a4ac8763a. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. VDB-217786 is the identifier assigned to this vulnerability.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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