Directory traversal vulnerability in JBoss Undertow 1.0.x before 1.0.17, 1.1.x before 1.1.0.CR5, and 1.2.x before 1.2.0.Beta3, when running on Windows, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a resource URI.
Published 2014-12-01 15:59:07
Updated 2015-03-04 16:41:08
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-7816

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 4.58%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 91 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2014-7816

  • WildFly Directory Traversal
    Disclosure Date: 2014-10-22
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability found in the WildFly 8.1.0.Final web server running on port 8080, named JBoss Undertow. The vulnerability only affects to Windows systems. Authors: - Roberto Soares Espreto <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-7816

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CWE ids for CVE-2014-7816

  • 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: (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-7816

Products affected by CVE-2014-7816

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