KW Whois CGI allows remote command execution

kw-whois-meta (5438) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


KW (Kootenay Web) Whois fails to strip shell metacharacters from data passed by remote clients to the 'whois' parameter. A remote attacker can submit a specially-crafted request to the CGI script to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the CGI script.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of KW Whois (1.1 or later), available from the KW Whois site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Kootenay Web KW Whois 1.0


Oct 29, 2000

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