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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-06 ] SWORD: Shell command injection Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SWORD: Shell command injection (GLSA 200803-06)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 03, 2008
Bug(s): #210754
ID: 200803-06

Synopsis


Insufficient input checking in SWORD may allow shell command injection.


Background


SWORD is a library for Bible study software.


Affected Packages

Package: app-text/sword
Vulnerable: < 1.5.8-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.5.8-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Dan Dennison reported that the diatheke.pl script used in SWORD does
not properly sanitize shell meta-characters in the "range" parameter
before processing it.


Impact


A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to a vulnerable
application, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary
shell commands with the privileges of the user running SWORD (generally
the web server account).


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2"


References

CVE-2008-0932


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