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887914: CVE-2012-5642 fail2ban: does not escape the content of <matches>

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

server/ in Fail2ban before 0.8.8 does not properly handle the content of the matches tag, which might allow remote attackers to trigger unsafe behavior in a custom action file via unspecified symbols in this content.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5642 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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