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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Multiple direct static code injection vulnerabilities in RunCMS before 1.6.1 allow remote authenticated administrators to inject arbitrary PHP code via the (1) header and (2) footer parameters to modules/system/admin.php in a meta-generator action, (3) the disclaimer parameter to modules/system/admin.php in a disclaimer action, (4) the disclaimer parameter to modules/mydownloads/admin/index.php in a mydownloadsConfigAdmin action, (5) the disclaimer parameter to modules/newbb_plus/admin/forum_config.php, (6) the disclaimer parameter to modules/mylinks/admin/index.php in a myLinksConfigAdmin action, or (7) the intro parameter to modules/sections/admin/index.php in a secconfig action, which inject PHP sequences into (a) sections/cache/intro.php, (b) mylinks/cache/disclaimer.php, (c) mydownloads/cache/disclaimer.php, (d) newbb_plus/cache/disclaimer.php, (e) system/cache/disclaimer.php, (f) system/cache/footer.php, (g) system/cache/header.php, or (h) system/cache/maintenance.php in modules/.

  • LOW
  • 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.


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