Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
OpenCV-REST-API master branch as of commit 69be158c05d4dd5a4aff38fdc680a162dd6b9e49 is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability. This attack can cause the disclosure of critical secrets stored anywhere on the system and can significantly aid in getting remote code access.
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.