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


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


** DISPUTED ** Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 allows remote attackers to fill Zones with arbitrary domains using certain metacharacters such as wildcards via JavaScript, which results in a denial of service (website suppression and resource consumption), aka "Internet Explorer Zone Domain Specification Dos and Page Suppressing". NOTE: this issue has been disputed by a third party, who states that the zone settings cannot be manipulated.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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