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Vulnerability of 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.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
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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This cybersecurity bulletin impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of internet client.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this computer vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat

WordPress Aspose DOC Exporter: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress Aspose DOC Exporter.
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