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Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Remote Code Execution vulnerability in phplist 3.5.1. The application does not check any file extensions stored in the plugin zip file, Uploading a malicious plugin which contains the php files with extensions like PHP,phtml,php7 will be copied to the plugins directory which would lead to the remote code execution

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CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with dangerous type

'Unrestricted file upload with dangerous type' attacks involve an attacker uploading or transferring files of dangerous types to the server. The severity of such an attack depends upon the execution mechanism and the storage location of the uploaded file. Thus, it may range from simple defacement to arbitrary file execution, and complete system takeover.


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