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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')


Severity Low
Score 3.7/10


A vulnerability was found in Dalli prior to 3.2.3. It has been classified as problematic. Affected is the function "self.meta_set" of the file "lib/dalli/protocol/meta/request_formatter.rb" of the component Meta Protocol Handler. The manipulation leads to injection. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used.

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CWE-74 - Injection

Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.

Advisory Timeline

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