Ubuntu 9.04 : moodle vulnerability (USN-791-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Christian Eibl discovered that the TeX filter in Moodle allowed any
function to be used. An authenticated remote attacker could post a
specially crafted TeX formula to execute arbitrary TeX functions,
potentially reading any file accessible to the web server user,
leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2009-1171, MSA-09-0009).

Solution :

Update the affected moodle package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39517 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1171