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CVE-2011-1400

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Overview

The default configuration of the shell_escape_commands directive in conf/texmf.d/95NonPath.cnf in the tex-common package before 2.08.1 in Debian GNU/Linux squeeze, Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 LTS, and possibly other operating systems lists certain programs, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TeX document.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1103-1
Posted Apr 4, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1103-1 - Mathias Svensson discovered that the tex-common package contains an insecure shell_escape_commands configuration item. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TeX file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-1400
MD5 | 5eece6c91519fd1203413c77566ba794
Debian Security Advisory 2198-1
Posted Mar 23, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2198-1 - Mathias Svensson discovered that tex-common, a package shipping a number of scripts and configuration files necessary for TeX, contains insecure settings for the "shell_escape_commands" directive. Depending on the scenario, this may result in arbitrary code execution when a victim is tricked into processing a malicious tex-file or this is done in an automated fashion.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2011-1400
MD5 | 7af5b064425e69b92050c026ecbc661e
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