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

CVE-2017-7929

Severity High
Score 7.1/10

Summary

An Absolute Path Traversal issue was discovered in Advantech WebAccess Version 8.1 and prior. The absolute path traversal vulnerability has been identified, which may allow an attacker to traverse the file system to access restricted files or directories.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • LOW
  • 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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published