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

CVE-2019-16645

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in Embedthis GoAhead 2.5.0. Certain pages (such as goform/login and config/log_off_page.htm) create links containing a hostname obtained from an arbitrary HTTP Host header sent by an attacker. This could potentially be used in a phishing attack.

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  • NETWORK
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  • PARTIAL
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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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Advisory Timeline

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