16882 : News Desk newsdesk.cgi Shell Metacharacter Arbitrary File Access
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2001-01-03

Description

News Desk contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to read arbitrary file. The issue is triggered when an attacker submits a crafted request to the newsdesk.cgi script containing shell metacharacter sequences, which will allow the attacker to access arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the HTTPD process, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Exploit: Exploit Public
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Products

Ibrow
Newsdesk
1.2

References

Tools & Filters

10586

Snort

1473

Credit

  • zenomorph - admincgisecurity.com - CGI Security

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0

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