CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-11-08
Bugzilla: 1040228: CVE-2013-7069 ack: code execution via .ackrc file


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ack 2.00 through 2.11_02 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a (1) --pager, (2) --regex, or (3) --output option in a .ackrc file in a directory to be searched.

Find out more about CVE-2013-7069 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 3.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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