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


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


A vulnerability classified as critical was found in hgzojer Vocable Trainer up to 1.3.0 on Android. This vulnerability affects unknown code of the file src/at/hgz/vocabletrainer/ The manipulation leads to path traversal. Attacking locally is a requirement. Upgrading to version 1.3.1 is able to address this issue. The name of the patch is accf6838078f8eb105cfc7865aba5c705fb68426. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-222328.

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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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