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


Severity High
Score 8.1/10


The send function in the ezcMailMtaTransport class in Zeta Components Mail before 1.8.2 does not properly restrict the set of characters used in the ezcMail returnPath property, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted email address, as demonstrated by one containing "-X/path/to/wwwroot/file.php."

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  • NONE
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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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