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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


RSA Certificate Manager Versions 6.9 build 560 through 6.9 build 564 contain a path traversal vulnerability in the RSA CMP Enroll Server and the RSA REST Enroll Server. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by manipulating input parameters of the application to gain unauthorized read access to the files stored on the server filesystem, with the privileges of the running web application.

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  • HIGH
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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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