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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5718

The papd daemon in Netatalk before 2.0.4-beta2, when using certain variables in a pipe command for the print file, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a print request, as demonstrated using a crafted Title.
Publish Date : 2008-12-26 Last Update Date : 2009-04-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5718 unix
DSA-1705 netatalk -- missing input sanitising oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7168 unix
DSA-1705-1 netatalk -- missing input sanitising oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13450 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5718

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Netatalk Netatalk * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.4.99-0.20000927 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.4.99-0.20001108 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5 RC1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5 RC2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5pre4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Netatalk Netatalk * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Netatalk Netatalk * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.4a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Netatalk Netatalk 1.6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 RC1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 RC2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 Beta1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 Alpha1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 Beta2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0 Alpha2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Netatalk Netatalk 2.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Netatalk Netatalk 32

- References For CVE-2008-5718
BID 32925 Netatalk Printing Request Arbitrary Command Injection Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-27
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004
MLIST [oss-security] 20090114 update on CVE-2008-5718

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5718

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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