Directory traversal vulnerability in the Notes (aka Flash Notes or instant messages) feature in tb2ftp.dll in Timbuktu Pro 8.6.5 for Windows, and possibly 8.7 for Mac OS X, allows remote attackers to upload files to arbitrary locations via a destination filename with a \ (backslash) character followed by ../ (dot dot slash) sequences. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4220.
Published 2008-03-14 20:44:00
Updated 2018-10-11 20:29:44
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-1117

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 97 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2008-1117

  • Timbuktu Pro Directory Traversal/File Upload
    Disclosure Date: 2008-05-10
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in Motorola's Timbuktu Pro for Windows 8.6.5. Authors: - MC <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-1117

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2008-1117

  • 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.
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Products affected by CVE-2008-1117

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