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  4. Attack: Basilic diff.php RCE

Attack: Basilic diff.php RCE

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote command execution vulnerability in Basilic which may result in arbitrary code to be executed.

Additional Information

Basilic is a PHP-based automated bibliography server.

The application is prone to a remote command-execution vulnerability because it fails to sanitize user supplied input to the 'file' parameter of the 'basilic/Config/diff.php' script.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary commands within the context of the vulnerable application.


  • Basilic 1.5.14 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.
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