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

CVE-2018-5716

Severity High
Score 8.1/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in Reprise License Manager 11.0. This vulnerability is a Path Traversal where the attacker, by changing a field in the Web Request, can have access to files on the File System of the Server. By specifying a pathname in the POST parameter "lf" to the goform/edit_lf_get_data URI, the attacker can retrieve the content of a file.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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.

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  • Published