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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


IdentityIQ 8.3 and all 8.3 patch levels prior to 8.3p2, IdentityIQ 8.2 and all 8.2 patch levels prior to 8.2p5, IdentityIQ 8.1 and all 8.1 patch levels prior to 8.1p7, IdentityIQ 8.0 and all 8.0 patch levels prior to 8.0p6 allow access to arbitrary files in the application server filesystem due to a path traversal vulnerability in JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.2.20 documented in CVE-2020-6950.

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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

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