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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


UPS companion software v1.05 & Prior is affected by ‘Eval Injection’ vulnerability. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes code syntax before using the input in a dynamic evaluation call e.g.”eval” in “Update Manager” class when software attempts to see if there are updates available. This results in arbitrary code execution on the machine where software is installed.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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