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


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


A relative path traversal [CWE-23] vulnerabiltiy in FortiOS versions 7.0.0 and 7.0.1 and FortiProxy verison 7.0.0 may allow an unauthenticated, unauthorized attacker to inject path traversal character sequences to disclose sensitive information of the server via the GET request of the login page.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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