[UNIX] Happymall E-Commerce Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands
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Happymall E-Commerce Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute
Revin Aldi reported an input validation vulnerability in the Happymall
e-commerce software. Two scripts allow remote users to execute arbitrary
commands with the privileges of the web server.
* Happymall E-Commerce versions 4.3, and 4.4
The 'normal_html.cgi' script does not filter user-supplied input before
making an open() call based on that input. A remote user can create a
specially crafted URL to cause the system to execute arbitrary operating
A demonstration exploit is provided:
The vendor reports that the 'member_html.cgi' script is also affected.
The following is a timeline of events relevant to this vulnerability:
Apr 26, 2003 Reported to SecurityTracker
Apr 27, 2003 Vendor contacted (via English language e-mail, without
Apr 29, 2003 CERTCC-KR initially contacted
May 2, 2003 Details of vulnerability provided to vendor
May 3, 2003 CERTCC-KR Advisory published
Thanks to Revin Aldi for discovering and reporting the flaw, to CERTCC-KR
for coordinating with the vendor, and to the vendor for quickly
A remote user can execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of
the target web server.
The vendor has issued a patch, available at:
The vendor has provided the following instructions for applying the patch
to your system:
1. Extract zip file downloaded and you will get two files, member_html.cgi
2. Upload those files with ASCII mode to the web server in the directory
containing index.cgi and overwrite.
3. Change the linked address
Before patch applied :
After patch applied :
The vulnerability has been discovered by <mailto:reVn@minangCrew.Web.Ma>
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