WeBWork privileged user command execution

webwork-unknown-command-execution (24322) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

WeBWork could allow a remote attacker with valid user credentials to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the Web server process.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of WeBWork (2.1.4 or later), available from the WeBWork Web site. See References.

References:

  • WeBWorK Web site: WeBWorKRelease2pt1pt4.
  • BID-16371: WeBWorK Remote Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0446: Unspecified vulnerability in WeBWorK 2.1.3 and 2.2-pre1 allows remote privilged attackers to execute arbitrary commands as the web server via unknown attack vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 22758: WeBWorK Unspecified Arbitrary Command Execution
  • SA18594: WeBWorK Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • WeBWorK-TWiki WeBWork 2.1.3

Reported:

Jan 25, 2006

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