John S. Roberts AnyForm 1.0/2.0 CGI Semicolon privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in John S. Roberts AnyForm 1.0/2.0 and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code of the component CGI Handler. The manipulation as part of a Semicolon leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 07/31/1995 by Paul Phillips as confirmed posting (Bugtraq). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-0066. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10277 (AnyForm CGI Arbitrary Command Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 3.0 or 4.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 843. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 715.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 719), X-Force (4907), Vulnerability Center (SBV-574) and Tenable (10277).




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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10277
Nessus Name: AnyForm CGI Arbitrary Command Execution
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: AnyForm 3.0/4.0

Snort ID: 843
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP anform2 access
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Researcher: Paul Phillips
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0066 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 719 - Anyform CGI Semicolon Vulnerability
X-Force: 4907
Vulnerability Center: 574 - Anyform CGI Semicolon Vulnerability, Medium


Created: 06/17/2014 03:51 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 02:45 PM
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