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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Sourcetree for macOS had several argument and command injection bugs in Mercurial and Git repository handling. An attacker with permission to commit to a repository linked in Sourcetree for macOS is able to exploit this issue to gain code execution on the system. From version 1.4.0 of Sourcetree for macOS, this vulnerability can be triggered from a webpage through the use of the Sourcetree URI handler. Versions of Sourcetree for macOS starting with 1.0b2 before version 2.7.0 are affected by this vulnerability.

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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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