Sun Solaris AnswerBook2 Web interface could allow remote execution
|solaris-answerbook2-remote-execution (5058)||High Risk|
Solaris AnswerBook2 ships with an HTTP server that allows users to access Solaris documentation using a Web browser. Due to a vulnerability in the HTTP server (dwhttpd), a remote attacker can access the administration interface of AnswerBook2 and execute arbitrary commands on the remote host with the privileges of the Web server. The Web server usually runs as user daemon.
Upgrade to the latest version of AnswerBook2 (1.4.2 or later), and then apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin #00196. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue, 3 Aug 1999 04:35:44 -0800: Vulnerabilities in Sun Solaris AnswerBook2 dwhttpd server.
- CIAC Information Bulletin L-031: Sun AnswerBook2 Vulnerability.
- Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin #00196: AnswerBook2.
- BID-1556: Solaris AnswerBook2 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2000-0697: The administration interface for the dwhttpd web server in Solaris AnswerBook2 allows interface users to remotely execute commands via shell metacharacters.
- OSVDB ID: 8680: Sun AnswerBook2 Web Server dwhttpd shell metacharacters Remote Command Execution
- Sun Solaris AnswerBook2
Aug 07, 2000
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