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vulnerability alert CVE-2014-6278

bash: command execution in the function parser

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can define a special environment variable, which is transmitted (via CGI or OpenSSH for example) to bash, in order to execute code.
Vulnerable software: GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, IPSO, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Smart-1, CheckPoint VSX-1, XenServer, Clearswift Email Gateway, Clearswift Web Gateway, Avamar, EMC CAVA, EMC CEE, EMC CEPA, Celerra FAST, Celerra NS, Celerra NX4, EMC CMDCE, Connectrix Switch, NetWorker, PowerPath, Unisphere EMC, VNX Operating Environment, VNX Series, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, HP Operations, AIX, IVE OS, Junos Space, MAG Series by Juniper, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Juniper SA, Juniper UAC, McAfee Email and Web Security, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, McAfee NSP, McAfee NGFW, McAfee Web Gateway, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, RSA Authentication Manager, ROX, RuggedSwitch, Slackware, Stonesoft NGFW/VPN, Ubuntu, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive, ESX, vCenter Server, VMware vSphere.
Severity of this announce: 3/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights.
Attacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 29/09/2014.
Références of this computer vulnerability: 193355, 193866, 194029, 194064, 194669, 480931, c04475942, c04479492, CERTFR-2014-AVI-403, CERTFR-2014-AVI-415, CERTFR-2014-AVI-480, CTX200217, CTX200223, CVE-2014-6278, ESA-2014-111, ESA-2014-123, ESA-2014-124, ESA-2014-125, ESA-2014-126, ESA-2014-127, ESA-2014-128, ESA-2014-133, ESA-2014-136, ESA-2014-150, ESA-2014-151, ESA-2014-152, ESA-2014-162, HPSBGN03138, HPSBMU03144, JSA10648, JSA10661, MDVSA-2015:164, openSUSE-SU-2014:1310-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:2961-1, SB10085, sk102673, SOL15629, SSA:2014-272-01, SSA-860967, T1021272, USN-2380-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-15421, VMSA-2014-0010, VMSA-2014-0010.10, VMSA-2014-0010.11, VMSA-2014-0010.12, VMSA-2014-0010.13, VMSA-2014-0010.2, VMSA-2014-0010.4, VMSA-2014-0010.7, VMSA-2014-0010.8, VMSA-2014-0010.9.

Description of the vulnerability

The bash interpreter can use functions.

However, when bash parses the source code to create the function, it directly executes commands located at some places.

This vulnerability can be used with the same attack vector than VIGILANCE-VUL-15399.

An attacker can therefore define a special environment variable, which is transmitted (via CGI or OpenSSH for example) to bash, in order to execute code.
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