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 bugzilla/CVE, 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)jessie (security), jessie2014.20141024-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch2016.20170123-5fixed
buster2018.20181116-1fixed
sid2018.20181214-1fixed
texlive-bin (PTS)jessie2014.20140926.35254-6vulnerable
jessie (security)2014.20140926.35254-6+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch2016.20160513.41080.dfsg-2+deb9u1vulnerable
buster2018.20181104.49075-2vulnerable
sid2018.20181218.49446-1vulnerable

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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