Path Equivalence: 'filename....' (Multiple Trailing Dot)
Weakness ID: 43 (Weakness Variant)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple trailing dot ('filedir....') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Implementation
+ Applicable Platforms



+ Observed Examples
BUGTRAQ:20040205Apache + Resin Reveals JSP Source Code ...
CVE-2004-0281Multiple trailing dot allows directory listing
+ Potential Mitigations

see the vulnerability category "Pathname Traversal and Equivalence Errors"

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant42Path Equivalence: 'filename.' (Trailing Dot)
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant163Improper Sanitization of Multiple Trailing Special Elements
Research Concepts1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERMultiple Trailing Dot - 'filedir....'
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Path Issue - Multiple Trailing Dot - 'filedir....'