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


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (OME) versions prior to 3.4 contain an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious user with high privileges could potentially exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences using a crafted tar file to inject malicious RPMs which may cause a denial of service or perform unauthorized actions.

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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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