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- This is an Attack. To view all attacks, please see the Attack Category page.
Last revision (mm/dd/yy): 05/27/2009
This attack is a variant of Path Traversal and can be exploited when the application accepts the use of relative traversal sequences such as "../".
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How to Avoid Path Traversal Vulnerabilities
See the OWASP Guide article on how to Avoid Path Traversal Vulnerabilities.
How to Test for Path Traversal Vulnerabilities
See the OWASP Testing Guide article on how to Test for Path Traversal Vulnerabilities.
More detailed information can be found on Path_Traversal
The following URLs are vulnerable to this attack:
http://some_site.com.br/get-files.jsp?file=report.pdf http://some_site.com.br/get-page.php?home=aaa.html http://some_site.com.br/some-page.asp?page=index.html
A simple way to execute this attack is like this:
http://some_site.com.br/get-files?file=../../../../some dir/some file http://some_site.com.br/../../../../etc/shadow http://some_site.com.br/get-files?file=../../../../etc/passwd
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