Protect Your Education Portal: Command Injection Vulnerability Discovered

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8

A critical vulnerability has been discovered in ArslanSoft Education Portal that could allow attackers to execute commands on systems. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-5636, has a CVSS score of 9.8 out of 10 indicating its severity.

The issue stems from unrestricted file uploads that allow files of dangerous types to be uploaded, like executable files. By uploading a file with embedded commands, an attacker could exploit this to execute code remotely on the server. This is known as a command injection attack.

Education portals are used by many schools and universities to manage student records, assessments and more. Having remote code execution access could allow an attacker to compromise user accounts, view or modify sensitive data, and even install malware or backdoors.

The good news is this issue has been addressed in version 1.1 of the Education Portal. Administrators should immediately update to the latest version to close this vulnerability. Users should also be cautious about any files downloaded from the portal in older versions.

Staying on top of software updates is one of the best ways to protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities. Administrators are also advised to carefully validate any file uploads and restrict dangerous file types as a further precaution.