OS Command Injection in Hitachi Virtual File Platform

Published: 2021-06-18
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-20740
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Hitachi Virtual File Platform
Server applications / Other server solutions


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU54214

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-20740

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Hitachi File Services Manager. A remote authenticated attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Hitachi Virtual File Platform: before 5.5.3-09

before 5.5.3-09, 6.4.3-09
CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?