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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.131158
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0478
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0478
Description:Summary:
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0478

Vulnerability Insight:
An unsafe use of string concatenation in a shell string occurs in FontManager. If the developer allows the attacker to choose the font and outputs an image, the attacker can execute any shell command on the remote system. The name variable injected comes from the constructor of FontManager, which is invoked by ImageFormatter from options (CVE-2015-8557, rhbz#1276321).

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
9.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8557
Debian Security Information: DSA-3445 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3445
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Oct/4
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-05
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/133823/Pygments-FontManager._get_nix_font_path-Shell-Injection.html
https://bitbucket.org/birkenfeld/pygments-main/pull-requests/501/fix-shell-injection-in/diff
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/14/6
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/14/17
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2862-1
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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