GLSA-200803-06 : SWORD: Shell command injection
High Nessus Plugin ID 31381
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-06 (SWORD: Shell command injection)
Dan Dennison reported that the diatheke.pl script used in SWORD does not properly sanitize shell meta-characters in the 'range' parameter before processing it.
A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to a vulnerable application, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the user running SWORD (generally the web server account).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2'