Album.pl Vulnerability - Remote Command Execution

2003-04-28T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:4460
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2003-04-28T00:00:00

Description

AresU Advisory 04/27/2003

Album.pl Vulnerability

Severity : High (CGI Remote Command Execution) Systems Affected: Album.pl up to v6.1 Vendor URL: http://perl.bobbitt.ca/album Vuln Type : CGI Remote Command Execution Status : Vendor contacted, new fixed version available Author : AresU Greetz to : Mike B., Bosen, Tioeuy, syzwz, Heltz, eF73, SakitJiwa, nimdA, Br0374l, FreshFirst, Algorithm All 1ndonesian Security Team (1st) http://www.bosen.net/releases/ http://bosen.blogspot.com

Summary

album.pl is a popular web photo album application that allows you to simply drop new photo files into a directory, and they will automatically be accessible via the web. Any user can execute commands with Web Server privileges (normally nobody) when use an alternate configuration file.

Solution

Upgrade to a newer album.pl version (at least 6.2) http://perl.bobbitt.ca/album/album62.zip

Acknowledgments

Vulnerability discovery and advisory by AresU

Vendor Response

Vendor has been contacted and new fixed version is available.

Exploit Code

I have refrained from publishing a more functional exploit at this time, to delay attacks against album.pl installations.


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