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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 File Management Utility, the Download File form, and the Serviceability application of Cisco Emergency Responder could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to access files in arbitrary locations on the file system of an affected device. More Information: CSCva98951 CSCva98954 CSCvb57494. Known Affected Releases: 11.5(2.10000.5). Known Fixed Releases: 12.0(0.98000.14) 12.0(0.98000.16).

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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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