|Description||The Net::Ping::External extension through 0.15 for Perl does not properly sanitize arguments (e.g., invalid hostnames) containing shell metacharacters before use of backticks in External.pm, allowing for shell command injection and arbitrary command execution if untrusted input is used.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||high (attack range: remote)|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[wheezy] - libnet-ping-external-perl <ignored> (Package may be removed from Wheezy, see #881102)
Proposed patch: http://matthias.sdfeu.org/devel/net-ping-external-cmd-injection.patch