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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20100 and earlier; 2019.010.20099 and earlier versions; 2017.011.30140 and earlier version; 2017.011.30138 and earlier version; 2015.006.30495 and earlier versions; 2015.006.30493 and earlier versions have a Path Traversal vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to Information Disclosure in the context of the current user.

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  • HIGH
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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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