#VU66173 Path traversal in Zimbra Collaboration

Published: 2022-08-13 | Updated: 2023-12-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU66173

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-27925


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Zimbra Collaboration
Web applications / Webmail solutions

Vendor: Synacor Inc.


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

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing directory traversal sequences in file name inside a zip archive in mboximport (MailboxImportServlet). A remote user can upload a specially crafted archive and write files to an arbitrary location on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Zimbra Collaboration: 8.8.15 - 9.0.0 Patch 23

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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