Red Hat Directory Server Input Validation Flaw in 'repl-monitor-cgi.pl' Lets Remote Users Inject Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1019856|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019856
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 16 2008
Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 7.1 prior to SP5|
A vulnerability was reported in Red Hat Directory Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.|
A remote user with access to the replication monitor web page can send specially crafted data to 'repl-monitor-cgi.pl' to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system. The code will run with root privileges.
Richard Megginson reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.|
The vendor has issued a fix (7.1 SP5).|
For previously created instances, some manual configuration steps are required in addition to the update.
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0199.html (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [RHSA-2008:0199-01] Important: Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 Service|
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 Service Pack 5 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0199-01
Product: Red Hat Directory Server
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0199.html
Issue date: 2008-04-15
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0892
An updated redhat-ds package that addresses a security issue is now
available as Red Hat Directory Server 7.1, Service Pack 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEL 3 Directory Server AS - i386
RHEL 3 Directory Server ES - i386
RHEL 4 Directory Server AS - i386
RHEL 4 Directory Server ES - i386
Red Hat Directory Server is an LDAPv3-compliant directory server.
A shell command injection flaw was discovered in the Red Hat Administration
Server replication monitor CGI script used by Red Hat Directory Server 7.1.
An attacker with access to the replication monitor web page could execute
arbitrary shell commands with the "root" user privileges used by
Administration Server. (CVE-2008-0892)
Please note: simply installing the updated package does not correct the
security issue for previously created instances of the Administration
Server. After installation, the following steps must be manually performed
to resolve the security issue:
# cd /opt/redhat-ds
# ./setup/setup -r
For more information about Service Pack 5, including upgrade and
installation instructions for users running Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 on
Solaris, please refer to the Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 SP5 release
notes, available at:
All users of Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 should upgrade to Service Pack 5,
which resolves this issue.
This update is available via Red Hat Network.
Users running Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
should consult the following Knowledge Base article for instruction on how
to install updated RPM packages: http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188
Users running Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 on Solaris should consult the
Service Pack 5 release notes (see above for URL) for installation and
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
437301 - CVE-2008-0892 Director Server: shell command injection in CGI replication monitor
6. Package List:
RHEL 3 Directory Server AS:
RHEL 3 Directory Server ES:
RHEL 4 Directory Server AS:
RHEL 4 Directory Server ES:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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