Path Equivalence: '/multiple//internal/slash'
Weakness ID: 51 (Weakness Variant)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple internal slash ('/multiple//internal/slash/') 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
CVE-2002-1483Read files with full pathname using multiple internal slash.
+ Potential Mitigations

see the vulnerability category "Path Equivalence"

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base41Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVER/multiple//internal/slash ('multiple internal slash')
+ 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 Internal Slash - /multiple//internal/slash