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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected moodle package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39517 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1171