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


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


A vulnerability has been identified in Teamcenter Active Workspace V4.3 (All versions < V4.3.11), Teamcenter Active Workspace V5.0 (All versions < V5.0.10), Teamcenter Active Workspace V5.1 (All versions < V5.1.6), Teamcenter Active Workspace V5.2 (All versions < V5.2.3). The application contains an unsafe unzipping pattern that could lead to a zip path traversal attack. This could allow and attacker to execute a remote shell with admin rights.

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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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