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


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


The myCIOScn ActiveX control (myCIOScn.dll) in McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection 5.2.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files by specifying an arbitrary filename in the MyCioScan.Scan.ReportFile parameter, as demonstrated by injecting script into a log file and executing arbitrary code using the MyCioScan.Scan.Start method.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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