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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')

CVE-2015-0857

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

Cool Projects TarDiff allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the name of a (1) tar file or (2) file within a tar file.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published