Public Date:
236238: CVE-2007-2348 lftp mirror --script does not escape names and targets of symbolic links

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mirror --script in lftp before 3.5.9 does not properly quote shell metacharacters, which might allow remote user-assisted attackers to execute shell commands via a malicious script. NOTE: it is not clear whether this issue crosses security boundaries, since the script already supports commands such as "get" which could overwrite executable files.

Find out more about CVE-2007-2348 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect lftp as supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, this issue will not fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (lftp) RHSA-2009:1278 2009-09-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 lftp Will not fix

Last Modified

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