WeBWork privileged user command execution

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


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.


Gain Privileges


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


Jan 25, 2006

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