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Severity: high

Directory Traversal

wenluhong1

Overview

Affected versions of wenluhong1 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

No patch is available for this vulnerability.

It is recommended that the package is only used for local development, and if the functionality is needed for production, a different package is used instead.

Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Oct 25th, 2017
  2. reported

    Jun 30th, 2017