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

CVE-2008-2480

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in plus.php in plusPHP Short URL Multi-User Script 1.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the _pages_dir parameter.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

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

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