Dot (.) Does Matter for Cross platform Application

Access Protected Resource

I have a protected resource:


Test with curl Tool

curl https://ip/./secured/neverseen.txt
daemon: ip/secured/neverseen.txt
curl https://ip/%2e/secured/neverseen.txt”
daemon: “ip/./secured/neverseen.txt”.

Test It Again!

I run the vulnerability test again. Unfortunately, it still reports errors. They can download my “neverseen.txt” file directly without authorization.

Oops !!! Why ?

I need to check the logs in the exploit tool and understand why they can download secure files?


Linux vs Windows

This is filesystem related problem between “Windows” and “Unix/Linux”.


I added a rule to convert “folder.” to “folder” in my URI normalization tool, and it finally passed the vulnerability test!



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