pre 1.95 Apache::ASP has a security hole it its example
./site/eg/source.asp script. Please update Redhat with
latest source from CPAN ASAP.
ANNOUNCE Apache::ASP v1.95 - Examples Security Hole Fixed
Apache::ASP < http://www.nodeworks.com/asp/ > had a security
hole in its ./site/eg/source.asp distribution examples file,
allowing a malicious hacker to potentially write to files in
the directory local to the source.asp example script.
The next version of Apache::ASP v1.95 going to CPAN will not
have this security hole in its example ./site/eg/source.asp
The general CHANGES for this release are below. Note that
CPAN may not have the 1.95 version for another 24 hours.
Until you have the latest examples, I would recommend deleting
this source.asp file from any public web server that has
Apache::ASP installed on it.
The original report on a similar perl open() bug was at ZDNet's eWeek
where a hacking contest at openhack.org turned up a bug on
its minivend ecommerce software.
=item $VERSION = 1.95; $DATE="07/10/00";
!!!!! EXAMPLES SECURITY BUG FOUND & FIXED !!!!!
--FIXED: distribution example ./site/eg/source.asp now parses
out special characters of the open() call when reading local
This bug would allow a malicious user possible writing
of files in the same directory as the source.asp script. This
writing exploit would only have effect if the web server user
has write permission on those files.
Similar bug announced by openhack.org for minivend software
in story at:
-$0 now set to transferred file, when using $Server->Transfer
-Fix for XMLSubsMatch parsing on cases with 2 or more args passed
to tag sub that was standalone like
<Apps:header type="header" title="Moo" foo="moo" />
Not really a problem. The indicated file is installed under /usr/doc,
now writable by the nobody user.
Uh, NOT writable, not "now".