Publicly Writable Directory

OWASP 2013-A5 OWASP 2017-A6 OWASP 2021-A5 OWASP PC-C7 CWE-379 WASC-13

A directory is a logical location in the computer. It is used for storing files on your computer. Directories follow a hierarchical file system. There are servers that fail to ensure that all the users don’t have read and write permissions for any directories and files. The attacker can exploit these types of servers use their vulnerabilities and input vulnerable files to the server.


The impact includes the attacker will gain access to the server and change the data in the server.

Mitigation / Precaution

Beagle recommends the following fixes:-

  • Try to Perform regular file system audits.
  • Make sure to audit file system permissions.

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