Insufficient input checking in SWORD may allow shell command injection.
|Package||app-text/sword on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.5.8-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.5.8-r2|
SWORD is a library for Bible study software.
Dan Dennison reported that the diatheke.pl script used in SWORD does not properly sanitize shell meta-characters in the "range" parameter before processing it.
A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to a vulnerable application, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the user running SWORD (generally the web server account).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2"
March 03, 2008
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