Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:49:25 +0100 From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@...ian.org> To: OSS Security Mailinglist <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Cc: Axel Beckert <abe@...ian.org> Subject: CVE Request: ack-grep: potential remote code execution via per-project .ackrc files Hi I would like to request a CVE for the following vulnerability in ack-grep: https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues/399 Upstream for ack-grep fixed a security issue which could possibly lead to a remote code execution: 2.12 Tue Dec 3 07:05:02 CST 2013 ==================================== [SECURITY FIXES] This verison of ack prevents the --pager, --regex and --output options from being used from project-level ackrc files. It is possible to execute malicious code with these options, and we want to prevent the security risk of acking through a potentially malicious codebase, such as one downloaded from an Internet site or checked out from a code repository. The --pager, --regex and --output options may still be used from the global /etc/ackrc, your own private ~/.ackrc, the ACK_OPTIONS environment variable, and of course from the command line. The relevant commit seems to be https://github.com/petdance/ack2/commit/a9233abad71225c1cfb300c03841c723bceb0f07 (plus some adjusting the testsuite). Reference in the Debian Bugtracker: http://bugs.debian.org/731848 See also https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues/414 which contains further restrictions to the command line options. Could a CVE be assigned to this issue? Regards, Salvatore Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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