Django .po file code execution

django-po-code-execution (31627) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Django could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the compile-messages script. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted .po file to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Debian Bug report logs - #407519 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Debian Bug report logs - #407519: Security fix for Django i18n system.
  • Django Web site: django.
  • BID-22134: Django Message Files Remote Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0404: bin/compile-messages.py in Django 0.95 does not quote argument strings before invoking the msgfmt program through the os.system function, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a (1) .po or (2) .mo file.
  • OSVDB ID: 32936: Django bin/compile-messages.py msgfmt Arbitrary Command Execution
  • SA23826: Django Two Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Django Software Foundation Django 0.95

Reported:

Jan 18, 2007

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