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Discovered almost 5 years ago
Source: static code analysis
Category: File Access
Confidence level: Weak


Model attribute used in file name



File.open("#{File.dirname((FileHelper.download(url, [SiteSetting.max_image_size_kb, SiteSetting.max_attachment_size_kb].max.kilobytes, "discourse-upload-#{type}") rescue nil or file.tempfile).path)}/image.jpg")

Category description: When user-supplied input can contain ".." or similar characters that are passed through to file access APIs, causing access to files outside of an intended subdirectory.

Solution: fix the issue in app/controllers/uploads_controller.rb or mark it as false positive.