Ruby Thumbshooter Gem 0.1.5 Remote Command Execution

2013-03-27T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:120968
Type packetstorm
Reporter Larry W. Cashdollar
Modified 2013-03-27T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Ruby gem Thumbshooter 0.1.5 remote command execution  
  
3/25/2013  
Generates thumbshots of URLs by using Webkit and QT4.  
  
https://github.com/digineo/thumbshooter  
  
Specially crafted URLs can result in remote code execution if the URL contains shell metacharacters.  
  
We see that the url is passed directly to the shell in the following code snippet from ./thumbshooter-0.1.5/lib/thumbshooter.rb lines:  
  
1012 command << "xvfb-run -a --server-args='-screen 0, #{screen}x24' "   
1015 command << "{WEBKIT2PNG} '{url}' {args}"  
1017 img = `{command} 2>&1`  
Larry W. Cashdollar  
@_larry0  
http://vapid.dhs.org/advisories/thumbshooter-ruby-gem-remoteexec.html  
  
  
Larry C$  
  
Larry C$  
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