BSCW remote shell metacharacter command execution

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • GMD FIT BSCW 3.4
  • GMD FIT BSCW 4.0

Reported:

Jan 02, 2002

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