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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1171

Original release date: 03/30/2009
Last revised: 07/15/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The TeX filter in Moodle 1.6 before 1.6.9+, 1.7 before 1.7.7+, 1.8 before 1.8.9, and 1.9 before 1.9.5 allows user-assisted attackers to read arbitrary files via an input command in a "$$" sequence, which causes LaTeX to include the contents of the file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1761
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8297
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34557
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-791-2
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:009
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35570
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cvs.moodle.org/moodle/filter/tex/filter.php?r1=1.18.4.4&r2=1.18.4.5
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34517
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3283
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3280
External Source: MISC
Name: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-18552
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34600

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