Dotnetnuke < 9.11.0 Relative Path Traversal

medium Nessus Plugin ID 166132


An ASP.NET application running on the remote web server is affected by a relative path traversal vulnerability.


A directory traversal vulnerability exists in DotNetNuke due to insufficient sanitization of user controlled data. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Dotnetnuke version 9.11.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 166132

File Name: dotnetnuke_cve-2022-2922.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 10/14/2022

Updated: 11/29/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:M/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-2922


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:dotnetnuke:dotnetnuke

Required KB Items: installed_sw/DNN

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-2922

IAVB: 2022-B-0038