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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


phpgwapi/js/fckeditor/editor/dialog/fck_spellerpages/spellerpages/serverscripts/spellchecker.php in EGroupware 1.4.001+.002; 1.6.001+.002 and possibly other versions before 1.6.003; and EPL 9.1 before 9.1.20100309 and 9.2 before 9.2.20100309; allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the (1) aspell_path or (2) spellchecker_lang parameters.

  • LOW
  • 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

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