On 16 Apr 00, at 23:10, Barry Redmond wrote:
> Here's something that appeared in the httpd access log of a
> machine we use for various tests and experiments. Does anybody
> recognise the attack? I presume it's some script, looking for a
> specific opening.
If a site is running Glimpse HTTP and uses the standard scripts, arbitrary
commands can be issued.
It looks as if glimpse uses perl and doesn't protect search terms from being
eval'ed. Nasty. If you're not running glimpse/aglimpse it shouldn't be a
problem. If you are, I'd suggest changing or patching to a version that fixes it
(if one exists).
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