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


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in YunoHost-Apps transmission_ynh. Affected is an unknown function of the file conf/nginx.conf. The manipulation leads to path traversal. The patch is identified as f136dfd44eda128129e5fd2d850a3a3c600e6a4a. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. VDB-217638 is the identifier 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.


Advisory Timeline

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