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Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:03:07 +0000
From: Thomas Biege <>
Subject: kiwi shell meta char injection

my colleagues found the following:

CVE-2011-3180: The path of overlay files was not escaped which allowed
shell meta character injection via the chown(1) command-line.
CVE-2011-4195: The image name was not escaped properly and can be used
in conjunction with other applications to execute arbitrary shell

Thomas Biege <>, Project Manager IT-Security
SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB
21284 (AG N├╝rnberg)
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