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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


A Command Execution vulnerability exists in Sphider Pro 3.2 due to insufficient sanitization of fwrite, which could let a remote malicious user execute arbitrary code. CVE-2014-5084 pertains to instances of fwrite in Sphider Pro only, but do not exist in either Sphider or Sphider Plus.

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CWE-74 - Injection

Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.


Advisory Timeline

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