Upstream information

CVE-2023-38745 at MITRE


Pandoc before 3.1.6 allows arbitrary file write: this can be triggered by providing a crafted image element in the input when generating files via the --extract-media option or outputting to PDF format. This allows an attacker to create or overwrite arbitrary files, depending on the privileges of the process running Pandoc. It only affects systems that pass untrusted user input to Pandoc and allow Pandoc to be used to produce a PDF or with the --extract-media option. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2023-35936 (failure to properly account for double encoded path names).

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.3 6.1
Attack Vector Local Local
Attack Complexity High Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction Required Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None Low
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High None
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1213622 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • ghc-pandoc >= 3.1.3-3.1
  • ghc-pandoc-devel >= 3.1.3-3.1
  • ghc-pandoc-doc >= 3.1.3-3.1
  • ghc-pandoc-prof >= 3.1.3-3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products under general support and receiving all security fixes.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Package Hub 15 SP5 pandoc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Package Hub 15 SP6 pandoc Affected

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Jul 25 08:00:13 2023
CVE page last modified: Sun Jun 16 02:54:32 2024