SWORD: Shell command injection
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200803-06 / sword
||March 03, 2008
||March 03, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Insufficient input checking in SWORD may allow shell command injection.
SWORD is a library for Bible study software.
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.
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).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2"