Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
A directory traversal vulnerability in SharpZipLib used in the upgrade service in B&R Automation Studio versions 4.0.x, 4.1.x and 4.2.x allow unauthenticated users to write to certain local directories. The vulnerability is also known as zip slip.
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.