Path traversal in Esri ArcGIS Earth

Published: 2021-05-04
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-29100
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
ArcGIS Earth
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor ESRI

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Path traversal

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-29100

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

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error within the parsing of KMZ files. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request and create arbitrary files on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

ArcGIS Earth: 1.11.0

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.