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CWE - 59 : Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CWE Definition
Number of vulnerabilities: 353
Description The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.
Background Details Soft links are a UNIX term that is synonymous with simple shortcuts on windows based platforms.
Other Notes Windows simple shortcuts, sometimes referred to as soft links, can be exploited remotely since an ".LNK" file can be uploaded like a normal file.

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