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Twiki rev Parameter Arbitrary Shell Command Execution



An attacker can run arbitrary shell commands on the remote system.


The remote host is running Twiki, an open-source wiki software written in Perl. This version of Twiki is vulnerable to a command insertion flaw. Specifically, an attacker sending a command (within backticks) to the 'rev' parameter would be able to execute arbitrary code on the web server. Example:

GET /cgi-bin/TwikiUsers?rev=1%20%7ccat%20/etc/passwd


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.