nip2 up to 8.3.x URL boxes.c BROWSER injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in nip2 up to 8.3.x. This issue affects an unknown code block of the file boxes.c of the component URL Handler. The manipulation of the argument BROWSER as part of a Environment Variable leads to a injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-74. The product constructs all or part of a command, data structure, or record using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify how it is parsed or interpreted when it is sent to a downstream component. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

boxes.c in nip2 8.4.0 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL. NOTE: a software maintainer indicates that this product does not use the BROWSER environment variable

The weakness was published 12/14/2017 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-17514 since 12/11/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1055 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 8.4.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at VDB-268494, VDB-268660, VDB-268685 and VDB-268772.




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Class: Injection
CWE: CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Upgrade: nip2 8.4.0


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Advisory: 70
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CVE: CVE-2017-17514 (🔍)
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Created: 12/14/2017 07:55 PM
Updated: 06/04/2024 09:38 PM
Changes: 12/14/2017 07:55 PM (59), 01/18/2023 09:02 AM (4), 06/04/2024 09:38 PM (27)
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