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

CVE-2021-45712

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in the rust-embed crate before 6.3.0 for Rust. A ../ directory traversal can sometimes occur in debug mode.

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  • NETWORK
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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.

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