IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 8.5 and 9.0 could allow a remote authenticated attacker to traverse directories. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to read and delete arbitrary files on the system. IBM X-Force ID: 198435.
Published 2021-06-07 14:15:08
Updated 2021-06-10 18:02:45
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-20517

0.21%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 58 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-20517

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
6.4
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:L
1.6
4.7
IBM Corporation
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-20517

  • 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-2021-20517

Products affected by CVE-2021-20517

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