Published:2014/03/20  Last Updated:2014/03/20

ES File Explorer vulnerable to directory traversal


ES File Explorer provided by ES APP Group contains a directory traversal vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • ES File Explorer versions prior to 3.0.4


ES File Explorer provided by ES APP Group contains an issue in processing file names, which may result in a directory traversal (CWE-22) vulnerability.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may create an arbitrary file or overwrite an existing file in a directory that the application has privileges to access.


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Vendor Status

Vendor Link
ES APP Group ES File Explorer


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.03.20

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Mid
Exploit Complexity some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Mid-High

Description of each analysis measures


Ryohei Koike of Sakura Information Systems Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-1970
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000033