According to a SecurityFocus report at http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/5035, a CGI component of the Mathematica program could allow an attacker to access the content of the hard disk. Mathematica, developed by Wolfram Research, is one of the most widely-used technical computing programs in the scientific community. This application includes the component webMathematica, based on Java, which allows Mathematica content to be included in a web environment. It includes CGI programs that generate answers and images based on user input. The possibility to include Mathematica content in web environments is what makes this component so widely-used in academic environments to show calculations simply and clearly. However, a vulnerability in the MSP CGI program means that a file name parameter is not correctly validated. By including "./" sequence characters, an attacker could leave the web root and access any other system file.