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

CVE-2021-4242

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

A vulnerability was found in Sapido BR270n, BRC76n, GR297 and RB1732 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file ip/syscmd.htm. The manipulation leads to os command injection. The attack may be launched remotely. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-214592.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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  • Published