Plone up to 1.0.5 code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Plone up to 1.0.5 (Content Management System). Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes: in Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 before beta 1 allows remote attackers to execute Python code via a crafted URL, related to createObject.

The weakness was published 09/30/2014 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-5488 since 10/24/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77989 (CentOS 5 : conga (CESA-2014:1194)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 122717 (CentOS Security Update for conga (CESA-2014:1194)).

Upgrading to version 1.0.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (77989).






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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 77989
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : conga (CESA-2014:1194)
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OpenVAS ID: 80056
OpenVAS Name: Oracle Linux Local Check: ELSA-2014-1194
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Upgrade: Plone 1.0.6


10/24/2012 🔍
09/16/2014 +692 days 🔍
09/17/2014 +1 days 🔍
09/30/2014 +13 days 🔍
09/30/2014 +0 days 🔍
03/26/2015 +177 days 🔍
03/29/2022 +2560 days 🔍


Advisory: RHSA-2014:1194
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-5488 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 46127 - Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 Remote Code Execution via a Crafted URL- CVE-2012-5488, Medium
SecurityFocus: 56341


Created: 03/26/2015 04:14 PM
Updated: 03/29/2022 02:04 PM
Changes: 03/26/2015 04:14 PM (60), 06/06/2017 08:28 AM (6), 03/29/2022 01:59 PM (3), 03/29/2022 02:04 PM (2)
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