Bug 468057 (CVE-2008-4641) - CVE-2008-4641 jhead: command exection caused by incorrect handling of the shell escapes
Summary: CVE-2008-4641 jhead: command exection caused by incorrect handling of the she...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-4641
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-10-22 15:42 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-06 13:11:40 UTC


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Debian BTS 504194 0 None None None Never

Description Tomas Hoger 2008-10-22 15:42:08 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-4641 to the following vulnerability:

The DoCommand function in jhead.c in Matthias Wandel jhead 2.84 and
earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell
metacharacters in unspecified input.

References:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/+bug/271020
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/15/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/15/6
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/3

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-11-03 16:24:19 UTC
Debian bug report contains a proposed patch that implements simple shellescape function that does escaping of the filenames passed to the external programs:

  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504194#61

(Patch is not (yet?) upstream, bug also contains further feedback from the upstream author.)

Comment 2 Adrian Reber 2009-02-16 14:16:48 UTC
debian has released jhead 2.86 which seems to fix this error.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-03-05 16:31:43 UTC
jhead-2.86-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-03-05 16:32:38 UTC
jhead-2.86-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Red Hat Product Security 2009-03-06 13:11:40 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Fedora:
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-1824
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-1776


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