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

CVE-2022-31583

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

The sravaniboinepelli/AutomatedQuizEval repository through 2020-04-27 on GitHub allows absolute path traversal because the Flask send_file function is used unsafely.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • CHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • LOW

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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published