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


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


Directory Traversal vulnerability in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.3.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.0 and 5.9.0 allows administrators to use Windows alternate data streams, which could be used to bypass the file extensions, via not properly validating the path when exporting a particular XML file.

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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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