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Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


A flaw was found in pgAdmin. This issue occurs when the pgAdmin server HTTP API validates the path a user selects to external PostgreSQL utilities such as "pg_dump" and "pg_restore". Versions of pgadmin4 prior to 7.7 failed to properly control the server code executed on this API, allowing an authenticated user to run arbitrary commands on the server.

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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.

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