GLSA 200803-06 SWORD: Shell command injection
Posted on: 03/03/2008 10:45 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - SWORD: Shell command injection. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: SWORD: Shell command injection
Date: March 03, 2008
Bugs: #210754
ID: 200803-06

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Synopsis
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Insufficient input checking in SWORD may allow shell command injection.

Background
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SWORD is a library for Bible study software.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/sword lt; 1.5.8-r2 gt;= 1.5.8-r2

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0932
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0932

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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