Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Typora up to 1.5.5. Affected is an unknown function of the component WSH JScript Handler. The manipulation leads to code injection. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used. Upgrading to version 1.5.8 is able to address this issue. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-221736.
CWE-94 - Code Injection
Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.