Confirm header allows unauthorized access

confirm-header-gain-access (15290) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Confirm could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access, caused by insufficient filtering of user-supplied information. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted email header containing special characters that could allow execution of arbitrary commands.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Confirm ( 0.70 or later), available from the freshmeat.net Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • David Lechnyr Confirm 0.62 and prior

Reported:

Feb 23, 2004

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