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Command injection when PDF bulk is enabled in Mahara before in Mahara before 21.10.1, 21.04.3, and 20.10.4

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09 February 2022, 17:24

This is a follow-up for an already released security fix.


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 20.10.4, 21.04.3, and 21.10.1, exporting collections via PDF export could cause code execution.

Reported by: Dominic Couture
Bug report:
CVE reference: 2021-43266


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