Public Date:
878025: CVE-2012-5534 weechat (scripts / plug-ins): Arbitrary code execution due to call of shell when executing command within hook_process

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The hook_process function in the plugin API for WeeChat 0.3.0 through allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a command from a plugin, related to "shell expansion."

Find out more about CVE-2012-5534 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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