The pathname canonicalization functionality in io/filesystem/ in Widelands before 15.1 expands leading ~ (tilde) characters to home-directory pathnames but does not restrict use of these characters in strings received from the network, which might allow remote attackers to conduct absolute path traversal attacks and overwrite arbitrary files via a ~ in a pathname that is used for a file transfer in an Internet game, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1932.
Published 2011-12-05 11:55:08
Updated 2021-06-25 14:19:14
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2011-4675

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 57 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2011-4675

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

CWE ids for CVE-2011-4675

  • 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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References for CVE-2011-4675

Products affected by CVE-2011-4675

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