The escape_dangerous_chars function in CGI::Lite 2.0 and earlier does not correctly remove special characters including (1) “” (backslash), (2) “?”, (3) “~” (tilde), (4) “^” (carat), (5) newline, or (6) carriage return, which could allow remote attackers to read or write arbitrary files, or execute arbitrary commands, in shell scripts that rely on CGI::Lite to filter such dangerous inputs. (CVSS:5.0) (Last Update:2008-09-05)

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