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


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


A vulnerability in CLI command processing in the Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Next-Generation Firewall and Cisco Firepower 9300 Security Appliance could allow an authenticated, local attacker to inject arbitrary shell commands that are executed by the device. More Information: CSCvb61343. Known Affected Releases: 2.0(1.68). Known Fixed Releases: 2.0(1.118) 2.1(1.47) 92.1(1.1646) 92.1(1.1763) 92.2(1.101).

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CWE-78 - OS Command Injection

The OS command injection weakness (also known as shell injection) is a vulnerability which enables an attacker to run arbitrary OS commands on a server. This is done by modifying the intended downstream OS command and injecting arbitrary commands, enabling the execution of unauthorized OS commands. This has the potential to fully compromise the application along with all of its data, and, if the compromised process does not follow the principle of least privileges, it may compromise other parts of the hosting infrastructure as well. This weakness is listed as number ten in the 'CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses'.


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