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Web Attack: PhpWiki Ploticus CVE-2014-5519

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 of leveraging a command injection vulnerability in PhpWiki Ploticus module which could lead to system compromise.

Additional Information

PhpWiki is a WikiWikiWeb clone in PHP.

PhpWiki is prone to a remote command-injection vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input. Specifically, this issue occurs in the Ploticus module.

An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary commands in context of the affected application.


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