Sulu prior 1.6.44/2.2.18/2.3.8/2.4.0 path traversal

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Sulu. Affected by this issue is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 12/16/2021 as GHSA-vx6j-pjrh-vgjh. The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-43836 since 11/16/2021. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1006 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading to version 1.6.44, 2.2.18, 2.3.8 or 2.4.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch 9c948f9ce350c68b53af8c3910e2cefc7f722b54 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.




CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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CNA Base Score: 8.5
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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Sulu 1.6.44/2.2.18/2.3.8/2.4.0
Patch: 9c948f9ce350c68b53af8c3910e2cefc7f722b54


11/16/2021 🔍
12/16/2021 +30 days 🔍
12/16/2021 +0 days 🔍
12/18/2021 +2 days 🔍


Advisory: GHSA-vx6j-pjrh-vgjh
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-43836 (🔍)


Created: 12/16/2021 07:22 AM
Updated: 12/18/2021 09:46 AM
Changes: 12/16/2021 07:22 AM (49), 12/18/2021 09:46 AM (2)
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