Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

sles 15.2
shell weakness #5


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 Sles 15.2 shell weakness.

 		      const char* comp_options, const char* decomp_options,
		      int do_ext_recomp, const char* msg)
  int ret;
  char decomp_buf[TESTBUFSIZE];

  if (do_ext_recomp)
      snprintf_func (decomp_buf, TESTBUFSIZE,
		" | %s %s", ext->decomp_cmdname, ext->decomp_options);
      decomp_buf[0] = 0;

  snprintf_func (buf, TESTBUFSIZE, "%s %s < %s | %s %s | %s %s%s > %s",
	   ext->recomp_cmdname, ext->recomp_options,
	   program_name, comp_options,
	   program_name, decomp_options,

  if ((ret = system (buf)) != 0)
      stream->msg = msg;
      return XD3_INTERNAL;

  if ((ret = test_compare_files (TEST_TARGET_FILE, TEST_RECON_FILE)))
      return XD3_INTERNAL;

  DOT ();
  return 0;

/* We want to test that a pipe such as:
 * --> | gzip -cf | xdelta3 -cf | xdelta3 -dcf | gzip -dcf | -->
 * is transparent, i.e., does not modify the stream of data.  However,
 * we also want to verify that at the center the data is properly
 * compressed, i.e., that we do not just have a re-compressed gzip
 * format, that we have an VCDIFF format.  We do this in two steps.
 * First test the above pipe, then test with suppressed output
 * recompression (-D).  The result should be the original input:

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