BSCW remote shell metacharacter command execution

bscw-remote-shell-execution (7774) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


BSCW (Basic Support for Cooperative Work) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the Web server, caused by improper filtering of user-supplied input A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted URL request containing shell metacharacters that calls an external file conversion program to execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the BSCW user.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of BSCW (4.0.6 or later), available from the BSCW Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • GMD FIT BSCW 3.4
  • GMD FIT BSCW 4.0


Jan 02, 2002

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