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

CVE-2007-5124

Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10

Summary

The embedded Internet Explorer server control in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.5.3.12 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified web script or HTML in an instant message, related to AIM's filtering of "specific tags and attributes" and the lack of Local Machine Zone lockdown. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4901.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published