Directory traversal attack

Details of BNVL-2018-0021

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Name :
Directory traversal attack
Related Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_traversal_attack 
                         https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Path_Traversal 

 

CVE ID: Na

Description: 

Directory traversal or Path Traversal is an HTTP attack which allows attackers to access restricted directories and execute commands outside of the web server’s root directory. Web servers provide two main levels of security mechanisms. Access Control Lists (ACLs) Root directory.

Pattern: /../../