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Improper Neutralization of CRLF Sequences ('CRLF Injection')


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Cachet is an open source status page system. With Cachet prior to and including 2.4.1, authenticated users, regardless of their privileges (User or Admin), can exploit a new line injection in the configuration edition feature (e.g. mail settings) and gain arbitrary code execution on the server. This issue was addressed in this GitHub forked repository by improving `UpdateConfigCommandHandler` and preventing the use of new lines characters in new configuration values. As a workaround, only allow trusted source IP addresses to access to the administration dashboard.

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CWE-93 - Improper Neutralization of CRLF Sequences ('CRLF Injection')

The software uses CRLF (carriage return line feeds) as a special element, e.g. to separate lines or records, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes CRLF sequences from inputs.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published