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


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


A vulnerability was found in soerennb eXtplorer up to 2.1.12. It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown part of the file include/archive.php of the component Archive Handler. The manipulation leads to path traversal. Upgrading to version 2.1.13 is able to address this issue. The name of the patch is b8fcb888f4ff5e171c16797a4b075c6c6f50bf46. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The identifier VDB-217437 was assigned to this vulnerability.

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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.


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