Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
Improper URL validation in development mode handler in com.vaadin:flow-server and com.vaadin:flow-client versions 2.2.0 through 2.4.1, and 3.0 before 4.0.6 allows attacker to request arbitrary files stored outside of intended frontend resources folder.
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.