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


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


Argument injection vulnerability in the URI handler in KVIrc 3.4.2 Shiny allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a " (quote) followed by command line switches in a (1) irc:///, (2) irc6:///, (3) ircs:///, or (4) and ircs6:/// URI. NOTE: this might be due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-2951.

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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.


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