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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HPE OfficeConnect 1820, and 1850 switch series. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to allow remote directory traversal in HPE OfficeConnect 1820 switch series version PT.02.17 and below, HPE OfficeConnect 1850 switch series version PC.01.23 and below, and HPE OfficeConnect 1850 (10G aggregator) switch version PO.01.22 and below.

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  • HIGH
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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

  • Published