The potential risk of this vulnerability is that malicious data could be injected into data sets used within business applications. This could then be used to steal sensitive information or conduct fraudulent activities. Data sets are often stored in external systems, making them an attractive target for malicious attackers. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs to be able to send a custom crafted email to a user of the application that has access to the data set. Once the attacker has access to the data set, it is possible for them to inject malicious code. This can be done by sending a specially crafted CSV file to the user via email. The malicious data is then loaded into the application and the application exports the data to an external system, allowing the attacker to have malicious code injected into the data set. The attacker then has the ability to view the data set in an external application, allowing them to potentially steal data or perform other fraudulent activities. A common application that has a data set that can be exploited through this vulnerability is a business intelligence (BI) tool. These tools can be used to create reports that are then exported to be viewed by external customers. These reports can be created based on data sets stored in a variety of applications, such as databases
Vulnerable software and versions
The vulnerable software is mainly used on Unix operating systems and has not been patched. The patches that have been released are targeted towards the specific vulnerability, but they do not address the general problem.
The CVE-2022-40294 vulnerability is a data injection vulnerability in a software application. An attacker is able to send a specially crafted CSV file to a user of the application that has access to the data set, causing malicious code to be loaded into the application and exported to an external system. This allows for fraudulent activities such as stealing sensitive information or conducting fraudulent transactions. The attacker then uses the malicious code injected into the data set in an external application to view the data set, theft sensitive information, or conduct fraudulent transactions.
Description: An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted CSV file to an application user via email. If the user opens the CSV file, malicious code could be injected into the data set and exploited within the application.
Affected applications: Business Intelligence tools that export reports from data sets.
Impact: Data theft or fraudulent activities.
Vulnerable URLs e.g.
The vendor has released a technical bulletin, CVE-2022-40294. The bulletin describes the security risks and how to mitigate them. The vendor has also released a patch that resolves this vulnerability.
Published on: 10/31/2022 21:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 11/03/2022 02:50:00 UTC