The wordexp function in GNU C Library (aka glibc) 2.21 does not
enforce the WRDE_NOCMD flag, which allows context-dependent attackers
to execute arbitrary commands, as demonstrated by input containing
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MLIST:[libc-alpha] 20141119 [COMMITTED] CVE-2014-7817: wordexp fails to honour WRDE_NOCMD.
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