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


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


CImg The CImg Library v.2.3.3 and earlier is affected by: command injection. The impact is: RCE. The component is: load_network() function. The attack vector is: Loading an image from a user-controllable url can lead to command injection, because no string sanitization is done on the url. The fixed version is: v.2.3.4.

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CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.


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