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8.1.1.6: Directory Traversal Attack

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    In a directory traversal attack, the attacker accesses those directories and files which they are not authorized to access. The directory traversal attack typically exploits poor access control mechanisms of web applications. Figure 8.6 presents a directory traversal attack resulting from a vulnerable web application.

     

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    Directory Traversal (Command Injection) Attack

     ("Information Security" by Umar Khokhar Binh Tran is licensed under CC BY 4.0)

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