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


Severity High
Score 10/10


Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in FastBackServer.exe in the Server in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) FastBack through and through allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving the (1) AGI_SendToLog (aka _SendToLog) function; the (2) group, (3) workgroup, or (4) domain name field to the USER_S_AddADGroup function; the (5) user_path variable to the FXCLI_checkIndexDBLocation function; or (6) the _AGI_S_ActivateLTScriptReply (aka ActivateLTScriptReply) function. NOTE: this might overlap CVE-2010-3059.

  • 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.


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