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


Severity High
Score 8.2/10


Relative Path Traversal vulnerability in ABB Zenon 8.20 allows the user to access files on the Zenon system and user also can add own log messages and e.g., flood the log entries. An attacker who successfully exploit the vulnerability could access the Zenon runtime activities such as the start and stop of various activity and the last error code etc.

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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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