CVE-2009-2936

NameCVE-2009-2936
DescriptionThe Command Line Interface (aka Server CLI or administration interface) in the master process in the reverse proxy server in Varnish before 2.1.0 does not require authentication for commands received through a TCP port, which allows remote attackers to (1) execute arbitrary code via a vcl.inline directive that provides a VCL configuration file containing inline C code; (2) change the ownership of the master process via param.set, stop, and start directives; (3) read the initial line of an arbitrary file via a vcl.load directive; or (4) conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks that leverage a victim's location on a trusted network and improper input validation of directives. NOTE: the vendor disputes this report, saying that it is "fundamentally misguided and pointless.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
varnish (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye6.5.1-1+deb11u3fixed
bookworm7.1.1-1.1fixed
sid, trixie7.5.0-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
varnishsource(unstable)2.1.0-2unimportant

Notes

Only a security issue if used against best practices

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