Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')
The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.
Soft links are a UNIX term that is synonymous with simple shortcuts on Windows-based platforms.
Weaknesses in this category are related to file handling.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A01 category "Broken Access Control" in the OWASP Top Ten 2021.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the handling of files within a software system. Files, directories, and folders are so central to information technology tha...
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