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CVE-2024-38448 Code injection

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CVE Information

Original CVE data

Published:
Updated:

htags in GNU Global through 6.6.12 allows code execution in situations where dbpath (aka -d) is untrusted, because shell metacharacters may be used.

CWE:
CVSS v2-
CVSS v3-
References
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-global/2024-05/msg00009.html
https://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/global/global/htags/htags.c?revision=1.236&view=markup
Affected Vendors

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Code injection

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v27.5
AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS v39.8
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
MITRE CWE Top 25

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Exploits

No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity

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Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1499.004 - Endpoint Denial of Service (Application or System Exploitation)
T1203 - Exploitation for Client Execution
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

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Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application

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