GLSA-200411-33 : TWiki: Arbitrary command execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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 :

An attacker can insert malicious commands into a search request,
allowing the execution of arbitrary commands with the privileges of the
user running TWiki (usually the Web server user).

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15827 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-33.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1037

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