Perlpodder dlset command execution

perlpodder-dlset-command-execution (26575) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Perlprodder 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 'dlset' 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 Perlpodder (0.5 or later), available from SourceForge.net. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Perlpodder Perlpodder 0.4 and prior

Reported:

May 22, 2006

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