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


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Apache Sling JCR Base prior to 3.1.12 has a critical injection vulnerability when running on old JDK versions (JDK 1.8.191 or earlier) through utility functions in "RepositoryAccessor". The functions "getRepository" and "getRepositoryFromURL" allow an application to access data stored in a remote location via JDNI and RMI.

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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.

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