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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   GlobalNoteScript Vendors:
GlobalNoteScript Input Validation Hole Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014375
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2165   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 4 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.20 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GlobalNoteScript. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands.

The 'read.cgi' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'file' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to execute arbitrary operating system commands on the target system. The commands will run with the privileges of the target web service.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


Nicola (AcidCrash) Ballotta discovered this vulnerability. SPAX and AcidCrash of ZetaLabs, Zone-h Laboratories reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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