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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

CVE-2020-9021

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

Post Oak AWAM Bluetooth Field Device 7400v2.08.21.2018, 7800SD.2015.1.16, 2011.3, 7400v2.02.01.2019, and 7800SD.2012.12.5 is vulnerable to injections of operating system commands through timeconfig.py via shell metacharacters in the htmlNtpServer parameter.

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  • NETWORK
  • NONE
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  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-78 - OS Command Injection

The OS command injection weakness (also known as shell injection) is a vulnerability which enables an attacker to run arbitrary OS commands on a server. This is done by modifying the intended downstream OS command and injecting arbitrary commands, enabling the execution of unauthorized OS commands. This has the potential to fully compromise the application along with all of its data, and, if the compromised process does not follow the principle of least privileges, it may compromise other parts of the hosting infrastructure as well. This weakness is listed as number ten in the 'CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses'.

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Advisory Timeline

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