Directory Restriction Error

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This is a Vulnerability. To view all vulnerabilities, please see the Vulnerability Category page.


Description

The application fails to enforce the intended restricted directory access policy. By using relative paths or other path traversal attack mechanisms, an attacker can access unauthorized files outside the restricted directory. Examples:

  • Improper use of the chroot() system call may allow attackers to access files that are outside the new root directory therefore breaks the intended access control policy.

Related Threats

Attackers try to access unauthorized files, such as password files or configuration files.

Related Attacks

Path Traversal Attacks

Related Countermeasures

Input Validation

Access Control

Categories

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