FileSeek.cgi command execution

fileseek-cgi-command-execution (8857) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


FileSeek fails to properly filter special escape characters from URL requests. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the FileSeek script containing the pipe "I" or semi-colon ";" character to execute arbitrary commands on the server.


Gain Access


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in DSINet Advisory 16-Apr-2002. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Craig Patchett FileSeek.cgi
  • Craig Patchett FileSeek2.cgi


Apr 16, 2002

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