This vulnerability allows remote attackers to read nearly any system file, including database credentials, on a system with vulnerable installations of CA ERwin Web Portal's Meta Integration Metadata Management service. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the "Meta Integration Web Server and Services" struts-controller servlet, part of a Struts application, which is vulnerable to a directory traversal. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to read arbitrary files, including files which store database credentials, under the context of SYSTEM. An attacker can couple this vulnerability with others to gain remote code execution.