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

CVE-2019-15029

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

FusionPBX 4.4.8 allows an attacker to execute arbitrary system commands by submitting a malicious command to the service_edit.php file (which will insert the malicious command into the database). To trigger the command, one needs to call the services.php file via a GET request with the service id followed by the parameter a=start to execute the stored command.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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'.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published