Path Traversal: '/absolute/pathname/here'

A software system that accepts input in the form of a slash absolute path ('/absolute/pathname/here') without appropriate validation can allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.


See Also

SFP Secondary Cluster: Path Traversal

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Path Traversal cluster (SFP16).

CERT C++ Secure Coding Section 09 - Input Output (FIO)

Weaknesses in this category are related to rules in the Input Output (FIO) section of the CERT C++ Secure Coding Standard. Since not all rules map to specific weakness...

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weaknesses Introduced During Implementation

This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.


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