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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Ruckus Wireless Zone Director Controller firmware releases ZD9.x, ZD10.0.0.x, ZD10.0.1.x (less than MR1 release) and Ruckus Wireless Unleashed AP Firmware releases 200.0.x, 200.1.x, 200.2.x, 200.3.x, 200.4.x. contain OS Command Injection vulnerabilities that could allow local authenticated users to execute arbitrary privileged commands on the underlying operating system by appending those commands in the Common Name field in the Certificate Generation Request.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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'.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published