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When looking at the web server log files, you notice that a lot of the requests that have HIT the web site are navigating to the /scripts/%c0%af../winnt/system32 folder. What type of attack is occurring?

This question is part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-301) Practice Exam
Asked by Sebastiano, Last updated: May 26, 2020

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Sebastiano

Sebastiano

Answered Jul 31, 2019

Folder traversal

This is an example of folder traversal. Folder traversal is when the hacker places ../.. in the URL to try to navigate out of the web site folder and to access information on the web server. The hacker will typically try to access operating system files and also try to run cmd.exe from the URL.
 

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