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

CVE-2021-27116

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in file profile.go in function MemProf in beego through 2.0.2, allows attackers to launch symlink attacks locally.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published