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

CVE-2021-37731

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

A local path traversal vulnerability was discovered in Aruba SD-WAN Software and Gateways; Aruba Operating System Software version(s): Prior to 8.6.0.0-2.2.0.4; Prior to 8.7.1.1, 8.6.0.7, 8.5.0.12, 8.3.0.16. Aruba has released patches for Aruba SD-WAN Software and Gateways and ArubaOS that address this security vulnerability.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

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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  • Published