Deserialization of Untrusted Data
OpenCATS through 0.9.5-3 unsafely deserializes index.php?m=activity requests, leading to remote code execution. This occurs because lib/DataGrid.php calls unserialize for the parametersactivity:ActivityDataGrid parameter. The PHP object injection exploit chain can leverage an __destruct magic method in guzzlehttp.
CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data
Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.