Arbitrary code execution is a critical security vulnerability that allows attackers to run malicious code on a target system or application.

The attackers use ACE to compromise systems, steal data and perform other malicious activities. In extreme cases, attackers can use ACE to take over the system and its infrastructure completely.

Examples of Arbitrary Code Execution

Arbitrary Code Execution Prevention Tips

How Arbitrary Code Execution Works

Since the computer cannot differentiate between valid inputs and commands, attackers include malicious code in the data sent to the backend. If the system has ACE vulnerabilities, the code could modify system data, trigger an existing problem or give attackers unauthorized access.

Sometimes, an attacker may successfully gain administrative access and control of the application, in which case they completely take over the system.

Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities