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Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


Jaws through 1.8.0 allows remote authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary code via crafted use of admin.php?reqGadget=Components&reqAction=InstallGadget&comp=FileBrowser and admin.php?reqGadget=FileBrowser&reqAction=Files to upload a .php file. NOTE: this is unrelated to the JAWS (aka Job Access With Speech) product.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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