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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   NetBSD Vendors:   NetBSD
NetBSD bozohttpd CGI Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035673
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8212   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 25 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0 - 6.0.6, 6.1 - 6.1.5, 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetBSD. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system in certain cases.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to the target web service to trigger a CGI handling flaw in bozohttpd and pass parameters to non-CGI binaries, potentially execute arbitrary code.

Systems configured with the -C option to setup a CGI handler are affected.

Mateusz Kocielski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system in certain configurations.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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