Relative Path Traversal

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This is an Attack. To view all attacks, please see the Attack Category page.

This attack is a variant of Path Traversal and can be exploited when the application accepts the use of relative traversal sequences such as "../".

More detailed information can be found on Path_Traversal


The following URLs are vulnerable to this attack:  

A simple way to execute this attack is like this: dir/some file 

Related Threats

Category: Information Disclosure

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Category:Input Validation Vulnerability

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Category:Input Validation


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