Directory Traversal attack is a web security vulnerability which allows attacker to gain access to arbitrary files and Directories on the server which are restricted by the users.

Directory Traversal attacks is also known by Path Traversal attack, Dot-Dot Slash Attack, Directory climbing and Backtracking attacks.

How it is Caused:

Directory Traversal attacks is caused by insufficient input validation and sanitization of user supplied input, such as characters like (../../)

Severity of this attack:

Depending on the impact caused, the severity can be Low, Medium and High.

Impact of this Attack:

An attacker can read arbitrary files on the server…

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