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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


phpMyBackupPro 2.5 and earlier does not properly escape the "." character in request parameters, which allows remote authenticated users with knowledge of a web-accessible and web-writeable directory on the target system to inject and execute arbitrary PHP scripts by injecting scripts via the path, filename, and dirs parameters to scheduled.php, and making requests to injected scripts.

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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.


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