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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HTML-Merge Vendors:   rmerge.sourceforge.net
HTML::Merge Input Validation Hole in 'printsource.pl' Lets Remote Users Execute Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012014
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012014
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 1 2004
Original Entry Date:  Oct 31 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 - 3.42
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HTML::Merge. A remote user can execute shell commands on the target system.

The vendor reported that 'printsource.pl' does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'template' parameter. A remote user can supply specially crafted input to execute shell commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.

Impact:   A remote user can execute shell commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (3.43), available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=47854

A patch is also available at:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/download.php?group_id=47854&atid=451105&file_id=106241&aid=1052924

Vendor URL:  www.raz.co.il/razinf/merge-overview.html?sid=sf.js.doc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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