ePerl embedded foreign code execution

eperl-embedded-code-execution (6743) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Embedded Perl (ePerl) could allow the execution of embedded code, caused by a vulnerability in the ePerl preprocessor. A remote attacker could embed a malicious Perl script within an HTML Web page using the #sinclude directive, which allows ePerl delimiters to be ignored during the parsing mechanism. If the attacker places an #include directive within the file referenced by the #sinclude directive, malicious code in the file referenced by the #sinclude directive is then executed once the Web page is loaded.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Ralf S. Engelschall ePerl 2.2.14 and prior

Reported:

Jun 21, 2001

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