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

CVE-2018-15728

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

Couchbase Server exposed the '/diag/eval' endpoint which by default is available on TCP/8091 and/or TCP/18091. Authenticated users that have 'Full Admin' role assigned could send arbitrary Erlang code to the 'diag/eval' endpoint of the API and the code would subsequently be executed in the underlying operating system with privileges of the user which was used to start Couchbase. Affects Version: 4.0.0, 4.1.2, 4.5.1, 5.0.0, 4.6.5, 5.0.1, 5.1.1, 5.5.0, 5.5.1. Fix Version: 6.0.0, 5.5.2

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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