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Deserialization of Untrusted Data


Severity High
Score 9.1/10


The DiskFileItem class in Apache Wicket 6.x before 6.25.0 and 1.5.x before 1.5.17 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) and write to, move, and delete files with the permissions of DiskFileItem, and if running on a Java VM before 1.3.1, execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized Java object.

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CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.


Advisory Timeline

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