Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
SYNEL - eharmony Directory Traversal. Directory Traversal - is an attack against a server or a Web application aimed at unauthorized access to the file system. on the "Name" parameter the attacker can return to the root directory and open the host file. The path exposes sensitive files that users upload
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.