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vulnerability bulletin 16493

WordPress Aspose DOC Exporter: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can traverse directories of WordPress Aspose DOC Exporter, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Impacted systems: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: data reading.
Pirate's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 30/03/2015.
Références of this alert: VIGILANCE-VUL-16493.

Description of the vulnerability

The Aspose DOC Exporter plugin can be installed on WordPress.

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 WordPress Aspose DOC Exporter, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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