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Id: 33230
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Queue: Net-Ping-External

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Requestors: jschauma [...]

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Subject: shell exploit and resolv error
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:01:23 -0800
To: bug-Net-Ping-External [...]
From: Jan Schaumann <jschauma [...]>
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Hello, It looks like Net::Ping::External allows for shell exploits if passed invalid hostnames. my $alive = ping(host => "something>file"); This will create (or truncate) a file 'file' (if permissions on the cwd or file allow it). This is due to unchecked argument passing to backticks in my $result = `$command`; This should either check the given arguments and escape or not allow shell characters, or use system instead of backticks with a list. -Jan -- ``Life is too short to stay entirely sober.'' -- Chuck Swiger
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