This vulnerability is typically exploited when an attacker sends a victim a malicious URL or an email with a malicious link. Vulnerable applications that receive this malicious data in the form of an email or file may be exploited to inject an arbitrary script or command, which may lead to arbitrary remote code execution. This script injection vulnerability exists because of a problem with the parsing of CSV files. A CVSS score below 10 is considered a low severity score. Vendors in the CVSS industry rankings (e.g., Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, etc.) actively resolve issues into their products. It is likely that a vendor-supported software upgrade will eliminate this issue in future releases. Vendors take pride in fixing high severity vulnerabilities in their products as quickly as possible. Vendors of vulnerable open source software may also have a process in place for rapidly fixing vulnerabilities. Open source software projects are often more at risk from lack of maintenance rather than in producing new software.

Examples of Vulnerable Software

- Apache Struts
- Microsoft Windows
- IBM WebSphere Application Server

CVSS Overview

There is a CVSS score of 10 assigned to CVE-2022-21241. This score is reserved for the highest severity vulnerabilities, which means that this vulnerability does not have any vendor-supported software upgrade in future releases. Vendors take pride in fixing high severity vulnerabilities as quickly as possible. The open source software project that produced the vulnerable software has a process for rapidly addressing vulnerabilities, but it may be difficult to get vendors to commit to an update or fix for high severity issues.

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Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software: 6 Reasons Why Vulnerable Open Source Software Is More at Risk


Published on: 02/08/2022 11:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 02/14/2022 19:30:00 UTC