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


Severity Medium
Score 5.1/10


PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in include/flatnux.php in FlatnuX CMS (aka Flatnuke3) 2009-01-27 and 2009-02-04, when register_globals is enabled and magic_quotes_gpc disabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the _FNROOTPATH parameter to (1) index.php and (2) filemanager.php.

  • 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

  • Published