Remote code execution in Composer

Published: 2022-04-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-24828
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Other software / Other software solutions


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU62312

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-24828

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 within the VcsDriver::getFileContent() method when parsing $file or $identifier arguments. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system, if the Mercurial or the Git driver are used.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

composer: 1.0.0 - 2.3.4

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?