Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1868 closed New Feature (fixed)

File browser may be blocked because of possible "Path traversal" attack

Reported by: wwalc Owned by: alfonsoml
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: File Browser Version:
Keywords: Confirmed Review+ Cc:


In Apache, mod_security is usually installed ( - it is commonly used to detect and prevent against possible attacks. Quick example from official mod_security site (

    # Prevent path traversal (..) attacks
    SecFilter "\.\./"

Similar rule is available in a "Apache 2.x rules" at

##generic recursion signatures
SecRule REQUEST_URI "!(alt_mod_frameset\.php)" "chain,id:300004,rev:2,severity:2,msg:'Generic Path Recursion denied'"
SecRule REQUEST_URI "\.\./\.\./"
#generic path recurision si

The problem is that ../.. is used by FCKeditor:

so it may be blocked in rare cases.

We should avoid passing ".." in urls.

Attachments (1)

1868.patch (2.1 KB) - added by alfonsoml 9 years ago.
Proposed SVN patch

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by fredck

  • Keywords Confirmed added

Changed 9 years ago by alfonsoml

Proposed SVN patch

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by alfonsoml

  • Keywords Review? added
  • Owner set to alfonsoml
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Could you verify if this patch does fix the issue?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by wwalc

  • Keywords Review+ added; Review? removed

Ok, FCKeditor passes the "\.\." checks now.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by wwalc

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed with [1624].

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by wwalc

..and [1627].

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