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

CVE-2018-1999022

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

PEAR HTML_QuickForm version 3.2.14 contains an eval injection (CWE-95) vulnerability in HTML_QuickForm's getSubmitValue method, HTML_QuickForm's validate method, HTML_QuickForm_hierselect's _setOptions method, HTML_QuickForm_element's _findValue method, HTML_QuickForm_element's _prepareValue method. that can result in Possible information disclosure, possible impact on data integrity and execution of arbitrary code. This attack appear to be exploitable via A specially crafted query string could be utilised, e.g. http://www.example.com/admin/add_practice_type_id[1]=fubar%27])%20OR%20die(%27OOK!%27);%20//&mode=live. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 3.2.15.

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