CVE-2016-10243

NameCVE-2016-10243
DescriptionTeX Live allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging inclusion of mpost in shell_escape_commands in the texmf.cnf config file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-847-1, DSA-3803-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texlive-base (PTS)wheezy2012.20120611-5vulnerable
wheezy (security)2012.20120611-5+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie2014.20141024-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch2016.20170123-5fixed
buster, sid2017.20171128-1fixed
texlive-bin (PTS)wheezy2012.20120628-4vulnerable
jessie2014.20140926.35254-6vulnerable
stretch2016.20160513.41080.dfsg-2vulnerable
buster2017.20170613.44572-6vulnerable
sid2017.20170613.44572-8vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texlive-basesource(unstable)2016.20161130-1high
texlive-basesourcejessie2014.20141024-2+deb8u1highDSA-3803-1
texlive-basesourcewheezy2012.20120611-5+deb7u1highDLA-847-1
texlive-binsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://scumjr.github.io/2016/11/28/pwning-coworkers-thanks-to-latex/
http://www.tug.org/svn/texlive?view=revision&revision=42605

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