Severity: high

Directory traversal

pooledwebsocket

Overview

Affected versions of pooledwebsocket resolve relative file paths, resulting in a directory traversal vulnerability. A malicious actor can use this vulnerability to access files outside of the intended directory root, which may result in the disclosure of private files on the vulnerable system.

Example request:

GET /../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd HTTP/1.1
host:foo

Remediation

Update to version 0.0.19 or later.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Sep 12th, 2017
  2. reported

    May 5th, 2017