CVE-2009-1171

NameCVE-2009-1171
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1761-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs522116

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
moodlesource(unstable)1.8.2.dfsg-5medium522116
moodlesourceetch1.6.3-2+etch3mediumDSA-1761-1
moodlesourcelenny1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2mediumDSA-1761-1

Notes

this applies only to people who have a complete tex environment and
aren't just using mimetex to render the tex

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