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


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in lib/pcltar.lib.php (aka pcltar.php) in the PclTar module 1.3 and 1.3.1 for Vincent Blavet PhpConcept Library, as used in multiple products including (1) Joomla! 1.5.0 Beta, (2) N/X Web Content Management System (WCMS) 4.5, (3) CJG EXPLORER PRO 3.3, and (4) phpSiteBackup 0.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the g_pcltar_lib_dir parameter.

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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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