alpine 3.7
shell weakness #41


Weakness Breakdown


A shell weakness occurs when a program enables an attacker to execute unexpected commands on the operating system.

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This causes a new program to execute and is difficult to use safely.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Alpine 3.7 shell weakness.

#if !defined(HAVE_GETRANDOM) && !defined(HAVE_SYSCALL_GETRANDOM) \
    && !defined(HAVE_ARC4RANDOM_BUF) && !defined(HAVE_ARC4RANDOM) \
    && !defined(XML_DEV_URANDOM) \
    && !defined(_WIN32) \
    && !defined(XML_POOR_ENTROPY)
# error  \
    You do not have support for any sources of high quality entropy \
    enabled.  For end user security, that is probably not what you want. \
    Your options include: \
      * Linux + glibc >=2.25 (getrandom): HAVE_GETRANDOM, \
      * Linux + glibc <2.25 (syscall SYS_getrandom): HAVE_SYSCALL_GETRANDOM, \
      * BSD / macOS >=10.7 (arc4random_buf): HAVE_ARC4RANDOM_BUF, \
      * BSD / macOS <10.7 (arc4random): HAVE_ARC4RANDOM, \
      * libbsd (arc4random_buf): HAVE_ARC4RANDOM_BUF + HAVE_LIBBSD, \
      * libbsd (arc4random): HAVE_ARC4RANDOM + HAVE_LIBBSD, \
      * Linux / BSD / macOS (/dev/urandom): XML_DEV_URANDOM \
      * Windows (RtlGenRandom): _WIN32. \
    If insist on not using any of these, bypass this error by defining \
    XML_POOR_ENTROPY; you have been warned. \
    If you have reasons to patch this detection code away or need changes \
    to the build system, please open a bug.  Thank you!

#define XmlConvert XmlUtf16Convert
#define XmlGetInternalEncoding XmlGetUtf16InternalEncoding
#define XmlGetInternalEncodingNS XmlGetUtf16InternalEncodingNS
#define XmlEncode XmlUtf16Encode
/* Using pointer subtraction to convert to integer type. */
#define MUST_CONVERT(enc, s) (!(enc)->isUtf16 || (((char *)(s) - (char *)NULL) & 1))
typedef unsigned short ICHAR;
#define XmlConvert XmlUtf8Convert
#define XmlGetInternalEncoding XmlGetUtf8InternalEncoding
#define XmlGetInternalEncodingNS XmlGetUtf8InternalEncodingNS
#define XmlEncode XmlUtf8Encode
#define MUST_CONVERT(enc, s) (!(enc)->isUtf8)
typedef char ICHAR;

#ifndef XML_NS

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