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


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


A vulnerability in the Cisco application-hosting framework (CAF) of Cisco IOx could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to read arbitrary files on a targeted system. Affected Products: This vulnerability affects specific releases of the Cisco IOx subsystem of Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software. More Information: CSCvb23331. Known Affected Releases: 15.2(6.0.57i)E CAF-

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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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