CATEGORY Directory Traversal Vulnerability

A directory traversal vulnerability is the result of insufficient filtering/validation of browser input from users. Directory traversal vulnerabilities can be located in web server software/files or in application code that is executed on the server. Directory traversal vulnerabilities can exist in a variety of programming languages, including Python, PHP, Apache, ColdFusion, Perl, and more. Enterprises commonly rely on vulnerability scanning and manual penetration testing techniques to detect directory traversal vulnerabilities.