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

CVE-2009-2494

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

The Active Template Library (ATL) in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to erroneous free operations after reading a variant from a stream and deleting this variant, aka "ATL Object Type Mismatch Vulnerability."

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  • NETWORK
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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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