Critical 'BatBadBut' Flaw Threatens Windows Apps: Urgent Patch Advised

April 14, 2024
Critical 'BatBadBut' Flaw Threatens Windows Apps: Urgent Patch Advised
  • Flatt Security has discovered a critical flaw named 'BatBadBut' in Windows applications, allowing attackers to inject malicious commands.

  • The vulnerability, officially catalogued as CVE-2024-24576, originates from certain programming languages' interactions with Windows, particularly the 'CreateProcess' function.

  • RyotaK, a security engineer, uncovered the flaw which affects batch file execution due to improper command argument escaping by several programming languages.

  • Carnegie Mellon University's CERT/CC issued an advisory and assigned four different CVE identifiers for this widespread issue.

  • While the vulnerability poses a significant risk, most applications remain unaffected and multiple mitigation measures are available.

  • Developers are urged to implement recommended security practices to safeguard against the exploitation of the 'BatBadBut' vulnerability.

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Windows Apps Vulnerable to Command Injection via "BatBadBut" Flaw

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