IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing dot dot sequences (/../) to view arbitrary files on the system.
Published 2017-02-01 22:59:01
Updated 2017-02-05 20:41:36
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5941

0.10%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 42 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5941

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
3.5
LOW AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
6.8
2.9
NIST
5.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.1
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5941

  • 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)

References for CVE-2016-5941

Products affected by CVE-2016-5941

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