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[GLSA-200411-33] TWiki: Arbitrary command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
TWiki: Arbitrary command execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-33
(TWiki: Arbitrary command execution)


The TWiki search function, which uses a shell command executed via
the Perl backtick operator, does not properly escape shell
metacharacters in the user-provided search string.

Impact

A possible hacker can insert malicious commands into a search request,
permiting the execution of arbitrary commands with the rights of the
user running TWiki (usually the Web server user).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlertExecuteCommandsWithSearch
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1037


Solution:
All TWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/twiki-20040902"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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