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Vulnerability of IBM Tivoli/Security Directory Server: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of IBM Tivoli/Security Directory Server, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Impacted software: Security Directory Server, Tivoli Directory Server.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 12/07/2016.
Références of this announce: 1986452, CVE-2015-1977, VIGILANCE-VUL-20068.

Description of the vulnerability 

The IBM Tivoli/Security Directory Server product offers a web service.

However, user's data are directly inserted in an access path. Sequences such as "/.." can thus be used to go in the upper directory.

An attacker can therefore traverse directories of IBM Tivoli/Security Directory Server, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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This vulnerability bulletin impacts software or systems such as Security Directory Server, Tivoli Directory Server.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity note.

Solutions for this threat 

IBM Tivoli/Security Directory Server: fixed versions.
Fixed versions are indicated in information sources.
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