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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-6329

Original release date: 01/04/2013
Last revised: 03/08/2014


The _compile function in Maketext.pm in the Locale::Maketext implementation in Perl before 5.17.7 does not properly handle backslashes and fully qualified method names during compilation of bracket notation, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via crafted input to an application that accepts translation strings from users, as demonstrated by the TWiki application before 5.1.3, and the Foswiki application 1.0.x through 1.0.10 and 1.1.x through 1.1.6.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2013-0032
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20121211 Re: CVE request: perl-modules
External Source: MLIST
Name: [foswiki-announce] 20121212 Security Alert CVE-2012-6329: Foswiki MAKETEXT Variable Allows Arbitrary Shell Command Execution
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2099-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:113
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlert-CVE-2012-6329
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=884354
External Source: MLIST
Name: [perl5-porters] 20121205 security notice: Locale::Maketext
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=695224
External Source: MLIST
Name: [perl5-porters] 20121205 Re: security notice: Locale::Maketext
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0685
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/blob/HEAD:/pod/perl5177delta.pod
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commit/1735f6f53ca19f99c6e9e39496c486af323ba6a8
Type: Patch Information

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