Path traversal in Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Published: 2020-03-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0546
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU26086

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0546

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing directory traversal sequences. A local user can send a specially crafted HTTP request and read arbitrary files on the system, leading to escalation of privilege and denial of service.


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Vulnerable software versions

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory: before

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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