Webutil webutil.pl shell command execution

webutil-shell-command-execution (41400) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Puppet Master Webutil could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the webutil.pl script. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request to inject and execute malicious shell commands via shell metacharacters in the dig command with the privileges of the Web server.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Puppet Master WebUtil 2.3
  • Puppet Master WebUtil 2.7

Reported:

Mar 21, 2008

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