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Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:12:37 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Larry W. Cashdollar" <>
To: Open Source Security <>
Subject: Rgpg Ruby Gem Remote Command Injection (CVE Request)

Title: Rgpg Ruby Gem Remote Command Injection

Date: 7/31/2013

Advisory Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0




"A simple Ruby wrapper around gpg command for file encryption.
rgpg is a simple API for interacting with the gpg tool. It is specifically designed to avoid altering global keyring state by creating temporary public and secret keyrings on the fly for encryption and decryption."


The following code snippet does not sanitize user supplied input before passing it to the System () function for execution. If this API is used in the context of a rails application remote commands can be injected into the shell if the user supplies shell meta characters like ; and &. 
in lib/rgpg/gpg_helper.rb:

 68       begin
 69         outputfile.close
 70         result = system("#{commandline} > #{output_file.path} 2>&1")
 71       ensure
Author: Notified 8/1/2013.

Fixed: in 0.2.3. 8/1/2013.

Greets to all@...CON21.
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