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


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in Cloud Foundry Foundation Cloud Foundry release versions prior to v245 and cf-mysql-release versions prior to v31. A command injection vulnerability was discovered in a common script used by many Cloud Foundry components. A malicious user may exploit numerous vectors to execute arbitrary commands on servers running Cloud Foundry.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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