SDT 312 - Testing for (Path Traversal) Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory

Course Details

Course Number: SDT 312

Course Duration: 15 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .25

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Foreign Languages Available:

  • English

Course Overview

Many file operations are intended to take placed within a restricted directory, however, the software does not properly neutralize special elements within a pathname which results in various security consequences. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-22 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing the impact of this vulnerability
  • Techniques for finding path traversal issues through code review
  • Application of secure coding best practices to prevent these attacks
  • Testing to detect this security weakness
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