Vulnerability Note VU#659148
OPeNDAP arbitrary command execution vulnerability
The BES daemon in OPeNDAP server version 4 contains a vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands, or upload files to a remote server.
OPeNDAP is a software package designed to help researchers exchange data sets that are stored in different formats. The most recent version of OPeNDAP is server 4, or Hyrax. The Hyrax server includes a daemon called BES.
From the BES download page:
BES is a new, high-performance back-end server software framework that allows data providers more flexibility in providing end users views of their data. The current OPeNDAP data objects (DAS, DDS, and DataDDS) are still supported, but now data providers can add new data views, provide new functionality, and new features to their end users through the BES modular design. Providers can add new data handlers, new data objects/views, the ability to define views with constraints and aggregation, the ability to add reporting mechanisms, initialization hooks, and more.
An attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable server.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|OPeNDAP, Inc.||Affected||-||18 May 2007|
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Thanks to NCIRT labs for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 14 May 2007
- Date First Published: 18 May 2007
- Date Last Updated: 21 May 2007
- Severity Metric: 2.42
- Document Revision: 16
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