Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
An issue was discovered in the Cloud Controller API in Cloud Foundry Foundation CAPI-release versions prior to v1.35.0 and cf-release versions prior to v268. A filesystem traversal vulnerability exists in the Cloud Controller that allows a space developer to escalate privileges by pushing a specially crafted application that can write arbitrary files to the Cloud Controller VM.
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.