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Secunia Security Advisory 32737

Secunia Security Advisory 32737
Posted Nov 17, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Cobbler, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 32737

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TITLE:
Cobbler Web Interface Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA32737

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32737/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Cobbler 1.x
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/20513/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Cobbler, which can be exploited
by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Cobbler Web Interface allowing
users to edit kickstart templates, which can be imported as Python
modules via Cheetah to execute arbitrary Python code as root user.

Successful exploitation requires access to the Cobbler Web
Interface.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.2.9.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.2.9.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/cobbler/?branch_id=66473&release_id=288374

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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