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SWORD diatheke.pl Shell Command Injection Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-02-19    Last Update:  2008-02-26    Views:  7,726

Secunia Advisory SA29012

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in SWORD, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input sanitation error in diatheke.pl and can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted "range" parameter.

This is related to:
SA13897

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.5.10 and reported in version 1.5.9. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Filter malicious characters and character sequences in a web proxy.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported via a Debian bug report by Dan Dennison.

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466449

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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