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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Hitachi Virtual File Platform Versions prior to 5.5.3-09 and Versions prior to 6.4.3-09, and NEC Storage M Series NAS Gateway Nh4a/Nh8a versions prior to FOS 5.5.3-08(NEC2.5.4a) and Nh4b/Nh8b, Nh4c/Nh8c versions prior to FOS 6.4.3-08(NEC3.4.2) allow remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands with root privileges via unspecified vectors.

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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'.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published