#VU50870 Code Injection


Published: 2021-02-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50870

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-26120

CWE-ID: CWE-94

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Smarty
Web applications / CMS

Vendor: smarty.php.net

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing data passed via an unexpected function name after a "{function name=" substring. A remote user can send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary PHP code on the target system.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Smarty: 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, 3.1.8, 3.1.9, 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12, 3.1.13, 3.1.14, 3.1.15, 3.1.16, 3.1.17, 3.1.18, 3.1.19, 3.1.20, 3.1.21, 3.1.22, 3.1.23, 3.1.24, 3.1.25, 3.1.26, 3.1.27, 3.1.28, 3.1.29, 3.1.30, 3.1.31, 3.1.32, 3.1.33, 3.1.34, 3.1.35, 3.1.36, 3.1.37, 3.1.37.1, 3.1.38

CPE

External links
https://github.com/smarty-php/smarty/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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