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

CVE-2009-1960

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

inc/init.php in DokuWiki 2009-02-14, rc2009-02-06, and rc2009-01-30, when register_globals is enabled, allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via the config_cascade[main][default][] parameter to doku.php. NOTE: PHP remote file inclusion is also possible in PHP 5 using ftp:// URLs.

  • MEDIUM
  • 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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  • Published