Ubuntu 9.04 : moodle vulnerability (USN-791-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39517
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionChristian 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected moodle package.