Daniel Beckham The Finger Server 0.82 Beta - Pipe

EDB-ID:

19745

Author:

Iain Wade

Type:

remote

Platform:

CGI

Published:

2000-02-04

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/974/info

'The Finger Server' is a perl script for providing .plan-like functionality through a website. Due to insufficient input checking it is possible for remote unauthenticated users to execute shell commands on the server which will run with the priveleges of the webserver. 

A request like:
http ://target/finger.cgi?action=archives&cmd=specific
&filename=99.10.28.15.23.username.|<shell command>|
(split for readability)
will cause the server to execute whatever command is specified.