The safe_path function in shttp before 0.0.5 allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and read files via a combination of ".." and sub-directory specifiers that resolve to a pathname that is at or below the same level as the web document root, but in a different part of the directory tree.
Published 2007-10-28 17:08:00
Updated 2018-10-15 21:45:59
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-5685

0.98%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 83 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-5685

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2007-5685

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2007-5685

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