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


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


Some devices of Thales DIS (formerly Gemalto, formerly Cinterion) allow Directory Traversal by physically proximate attackers. The directory path access check of the internal flash file system can be circumvented. This flash file system can store application-specific data and data needed for customer Java applications, TLS and OTAP (Java over-the-air-provisioning) functionality. The affected products and releases are: BGS5 up to and including SW RN 02.000 / ARN 01.001.06 EHSx and PDSx up to and including SW RN 04.003 / ARN 01.000.04 ELS61 up to and including SW RN 02.002 / ARN 01.000.04 ELS81 up to and including SW RN 05.002 / ARN 01.000.04 PLS62 up to and including SW RN 02.000 / ARN 01.000.04

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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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