CVE-2011-1400

NameCVE-2011-1400
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2198-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tex-common (PTS)wheezy3.15fixed
jessie5.03fixed
stretch, sid6.05fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tex-commonsource(unstable)2.09medium
tex-commonsourcelenny(not affected)DSA-2198-1
tex-commonsourcesqueeze2.08.1mediumDSA-2198-1

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