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


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Okta Advanced Server Access Client versions 1.13.1 through 1.65.0 are vulnerable to command injection due to the third party library webbrowser. An outdated library, webbrowser, used by the ASA client was found to be vulnerable to command injection. To exploit this issue, an attacker would need to phish the user to enter an attacker controlled server URL during enrollment.

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CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published