Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Magento 1 prior to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. An authenticated admin user with privileges to access product attributes can leverage layout updates to trigger remote code execution.
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.