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Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


All versions of snyk-broker before 4.80.0 are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Read. It allows arbitrary file reads for users with access to Snyk's internal network by creating symlinks to match whitelisted paths.

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CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access

'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.

Advisory Timeline

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