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CVE-2018-1271 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in Spring Framework affects v. prior to 5.0.5 and 4.3.15.

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The Spring Framework is a widely used open-source software framework designed to aid in building high-quality enterprise applications, using the Java programming language. It offers a flexible and modular approach to help developers solve complex problems with ease. It provides extensive support for the development of web applications, including the use of Spring MVC, which allows developers to configure web applications to serve static resources such as CSS, JS, and images.

One of the vulnerabilities identified in the Spring Framework is CVE-2018-1271. This vulnerability was detected in versions 5.0 prior to 5.0.5 and versions 4.3 prior to 4.3.15, as well as older unsupported versions. It occurs when serving static resources from a file system on a Windows operating system. A malicious user can send a specially crafted URL, leading to a directory traversal attack.

Exploiting this vulnerability can lead to potential data breaches and may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a system. Since the attack involves exploiting a directory traversal vulnerability, it may also allow attackers to access sensitive files on the system.

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