A vulnerability exists in a CGI script called "The Free Online Dictionary of Computing".
Due to a failure to properly validate user supplied input, a remote attacker can compose and submit requests for files readable by the webserver, as well as executing certain commands (those requiring no command line parameters) with the privilege level of the webserver process.
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) template.cgi Arbitrary Command Execution
Remote / Network Access
Loss of Confidentiality
FOLDOC cgi contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to view files or execute arbitrary commands on the Web server. The problem exists in template.cgi where an input variable named "$file" is not validated, allowing command execution and remote file viewing. It is possible that the flaw may result in a loss of confidentiality.
Upgrade to the latest version, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. CGI Security has also released a patch to address this vulnerability.