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Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


PHP file inclusion vulnerability in protection.php in CodeGrrl (a) PHPCalendar 1.0, (b) PHPClique 1.0, (c) PHPCurrently 2.0, (d) PHPFanBase 2.1, and (e) PHPQuotes 1.0 allows remote attackers to include arbitrary local files via the siteurl parameter when register_globals is enabled. NOTE: It was later reported that PHPFanBase 2.2 is also affected.

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CWE-94 - Code Injection

Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.


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