The vulnerability was exploited to compromise Debian's wiki and Python documentation website in December, 2012. The exploitation's method used is based on an exploit from Pastebin.
Vulnerable component: MoinMoin
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to compromise system.
The weakness exists due to insufficient validation of the filename extension when uploading files twikidraw (action/twikidraw.py) and anywikidraw (action/anywikidraw.py) actions. A remote authenticated attacker with write permissions can upload and execute arbitrary file with executable extension.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
- MoinMoin - Arbitrary Command Execution [Exploit-DB]