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


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


Lei Feng TV CMS (aka LFCMS) 3.8.6 allows Directory Traversal via crafted use of ..* in Template/edit/path URIs, as demonstrated by the admin.php?s=/Template/edit/path/*web*..*..*..*..*1.txt.html URI to read the 1.txt file.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE

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

  • Published