Vulnerability CVE-2011-1400


Published: 2011-03-25   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
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.

Type:

CWE-16

(Configuration)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.8/10
6.4/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Debian -> Tex-common 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-tex/?op=comp&compare[]=%2Ftex-common%2Ftrunk@4781&compare[]=%2Ftex-common%2Ftrunk@4812
http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-tex/tex-common/trunk/?op=log
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2198
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46986
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1103-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0731
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0861
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/66249

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