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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A file extension handling issue was found in [server] module of ONLYOFFICE DocumentServer v4.2.0.71-v5.6.0.21. The file extension is controlled by an attacker through the request data and leads to arbitrary file overwriting. Using this vulnerability, a remote attacker can obtain remote code execution on DocumentServer.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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

  • Published