Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Video Surveillance Manager could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of parameters handled by the web-based management interface. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious requests to an affected component. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to download arbitrary files from the affected device, which could contain sensitive information.
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.