Prodder enc_url command execution

prodder-encurl-command-execution (26568) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Prodder could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by embedding arbitrary shell commands within the 'enc_url' variable in a malicious XML page, which would be executed with the privileges of the victim, if the attacker could persuade the victim to download a malicious Podcast.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Prodder (0.5 or later), available from SourceForge.net. See References.

References:

  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Mon May 22 2006 - 05:18:22 CDT: Prodder Remote Arbitrary Command Execution.
  • Prodder Podcast Client Web page: Prodder Podcast Client.
  • SourceForge.net: Prodder Podcast Client.
  • BID-18067: Perlpodder Arbitrary Shell Command Execution Vulnerability
  • BID-18068: Prodder Arbitrary Shell Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2548: Prodder before 0.5, and perlpodder before 0.5, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in the URL of a podcast (url attribute of an enclosure tag, or $enc_url variable), which is executed when running wget.
  • CVE-2006-2550: perlpodder before 0.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in the URL of a podcast, which are executed when saving the URL to a log file. NOTE: the wget vector is already covered by CVE-2006-2548.
  • OSVDB ID: 25690: Prodder enc_url Crafted URL Arbitrary Command Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 25708: Perlpodder Crafted URL Arbitrary Command Execution
  • SA20208: Prodder Podcast Feed Shell Command Injection Vulnerability
  • SA20238: Perlpodder Shell Command Injection Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Prodder Prodder 0.4 and prior

Reported:

May 22, 2006

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