Fujitsu-Siemens WebTransactions Remote Command Injection

SEC-CONSULT Security Advisory < 20081219-0 >


title: Fujitsu-Siemens WebTransactions Remote Command Injection


program: WebTransactions

vulnerable version: <=7.1


found: 05/2008

by: Person at SEC Consult who does not want to be named

permanent link:


Vendor description:


With WebTransactions openSEAS provides a product, which allows approved host applications to be used in new business processes and modern application scenarios. WebTransactions provides all possibilities to prepare existing host applications for new web based scenarios. Host applications and –data can be used via Standard Web browser without need to change anything on the host side.


Vulnerability overview:


Fujitsu-Siemens WebTransactions is vulnerable to remote command injection due to insufficient input validation. Under certain conditions, WBPublish.exe passes unvalidated user input to the system() function when cleaning up temporary session data. This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the affected system. The vulnerability does not require prior authentication and can be exploited from a web browser.


Vulnerability details:


A proof of concept exploit will not be released to the public.


Vendor status:


vendor notified: 2008-05-16

vendor response: 2008-05-16

patch available: 2008-06-18

A patch and vendor advisory for this vulnerability is available at:




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