DescriptionESAPI (The OWASP Enterprise Security API) is a free, open source, web application security control library. Prior to version, the default implementation of `Validator.getValidDirectoryPath(String, String, File, boolean)` may incorrectly treat the tested input string as a child of the specified parent directory. This potentially could allow control-flow bypass checks to be defeated if an attack can specify the entire string representing the 'input' path. This vulnerability is patched in release of ESAPI. As a workaround, it is possible to write one's own implementation of the Validator interface. However, maintainers do not recommend this.
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Debian Bugs1010339

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libowasp-esapi-java (PTS)buster2.1.0-3vulnerable
sid, trixie, bookworm2.4.0.0-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - libowasp-esapi-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - libowasp-esapi-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libowasp-esapi-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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