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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Movable Type Pro, Open Source, and Advanced before 5.2.12 and Pro and Advanced 6.0.x before 6.0.7 does not properly use the Perl Storable::thaw function, which allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local Perl files and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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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