Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
In EMC ViPR SRM, Storage M&R, VNX M&R, and M&R (Watch4Net) for SAS Solution Packs, the Webservice Gateway is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability. Attackers with knowledge of Webservice Gateway credentials could potentially exploit this vulnerability to access unauthorized information, and modify or delete data, by supplying specially crafted strings in input parameters of the web service call.
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.