AFFLIB multiple shell command execution
|afflib-multiple-command-execution (33964)||High Risk|
AFFLIB and applications using the affected library could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the tools/afconvert.cpp or the aimage/ident.cpp file. An attacker could inject arbitrary shell commands via various parameters containing shell metacharacters, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
No remedy available as of March 1, 2014.
- AFFLIB Web site: AFF: The Advanced Forensic Format.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Apr 27 2007 - 12:40:12 CDT : AFFLIB(TM): Multiple Shell Metacharacter Injections.
- CVE-2007-2055: AFFLIB 2.2.8 and earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters involving (1) certain command line parameters in tools/afconvert.cpp and (2) arguments to the get_parameter function in aimage/ident.cpp. NOTE: it is unknown if the get_parameter vector (2) is ever called.
- OSVDB ID: 35608: AFFLIB tools/afconvert.cpp Arbitrary Local Command Execution
- Simson Garfinkel and Basis Technology Corp AFFLIB 2.2.8
Apr 27, 2007
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