Vulnerability Note VU#453475

PGPMail.pl does not adequately validate user input thereby allowing arbitrary command execution

Original Release date: 27 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 15 Apr 2003

Overview

PGPMail.pl does not adequately filter user input, allowing arbitrary command execution.

Description

PGPMail.pl is an adaptation of the FormMail.pl CGI script, enhanced to use PGP encryption. PGPMail.pl does not adequately filter the "recipient" and "pgpuserid" CGI variables before passing them to piped Perl open() function calls, inevoking shells. As a result, attackers may execute arbitrary commands on the server with privileges of the web server process.

Impact

Remote attackers can execute arbitrary commands on the server with privileges of the web server process.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Ventura BlvdAffected-25 Sep 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to John Scimone for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 29 Nov 2001
  • Date First Published: 27 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 15 Apr 2003
  • Severity Metric: 4.28
  • Document Revision: 6

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