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PDF export cause code execution in Mahara before 20.04.5, 20.10.3, 21.04.2, and 21.10.0


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29 October 2021, 17:02

Vulnerability type: Code execution
Attack type: Local
Impact: Ability to gain privileges

Affected components: Exporting of collections with PDF export enabled
Attack vectors: If a person names a collection in a certain way then on exporting it can cause the name to be executed as a command.

Description: In Mahara before 20.04.5, 20.10.3, 21.04.2, and 21.10.0, exporting collections via PDF export could cause code execution.

Reported by: Dominic Couture
Bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1942903
CVE reference: 2021-43266

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