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


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in JATOS. Affected is the function ZipUtil of the file modules/common/app/utils/common/ of the component ZIP Handler. The manipulation leads to path traversal. Upgrading to version 3.7.5-alpha is able to address this issue. The name of the patch is 2b42519f309d8164e8811392770ce604cdabb5da. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-217548.

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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.


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