IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 using Enterprise bundle Archives (EBA) could allow a local attacker to traverse directories on the system. By persuading a victim to extract a specially-crafted ZIP archive containing "dot dot slash" sequences (../), an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to write to arbitrary files on the system. Note: This vulnerability is known as "Zip-Slip". IBM X-Force ID: 149427.
Published 2018-11-16 15:29:00
Updated 2019-10-09 23:39:07
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Threat overview for CVE-2018-1797

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2018-1797
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 9080
IPs affected by CVE-2018-1797 567
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-1797

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 35 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-1797

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST
6.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N
1.8
4.0
IBM Corporation

CWE ids for CVE-2018-1797

  • 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-2018-1797

Products affected by CVE-2018-1797

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