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


Severity Medium
Score 5.1/10


Multiple PHP remote file inclusion vulnerabilities in Webmedia Explorer (webmex) 3.2.2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via (1) a URL in the path_include parameter to includes/rss.class.php, (2) a URL in the path_template parameter to (a) templates/main.tpl.php or (b) templates/folder_messages_link_message_name.tpl.php, or (4) a URL in the path_templates parameter to templates/sidebar.tpl.php. NOTE: the vulnerability is present only when the administrator does not follow installation instructions about the requirement for .htaccess support. NOTE: the includes/core.lib.php vector is already covered by CVE-2006-5252.

  • HIGH
  • NONE

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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