Debian: DSA-1917-1: New mimetex packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date 24 Oct 2009
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mimetex, a lightweight alternative to MathML. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1917-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                      Giuseppe Iuculano
    October 24, 2009                   https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mimetex
    Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
    Problem type   : remote (local)
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 537254
    CVE Ids        : CVE-2009-1382 CVE-2009-2459
    
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mimetex, a lightweight
    alternative to MathML. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2009-1382
    
    Chris Evans and Damien Miller, discovered multiple stack-based buffer overflow.
    An attacker could execute arbitrary code via a TeX file with long picture,
    circle, input tags.
    
    CVE-2009-2459
    
    Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that may be
    unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. A remote attacker can obtain
    sensitive information.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.50-1+etch1.
    
    Due to a bug in the archive system, the fix for the stable distribution
    (lenny) will be released as version 1.50-1+lenny1 once it is available.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), and the unstable distribution (sid),
    these problems have been fixed in version 1.50-1.1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mimetex packages.
    
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      584 4c4ac225a147438ea1bb7be1b0f65019
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     5318 5d3a2a06fecf83d573c8cbb9c778ddf0
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   401817 cdda954fc3a436daa8345ecbfdb084c3
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   154406 b525a79c4c6e92ebe5d6853261edb7d9
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   151848 b01a4cf79985dbc98aa468b27355c005
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   150546 8041ce35d9d2457999e217bd9ecff233
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   148156 0f7d099d12f46f9c74a9d4863cacb676
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   143668 55db42c430e79ebd525679d72c8556f8
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   188604 5f4c8c896998e82797bba6a0997d550c
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   155176 c080d72fef8acd63fa27b0a5cf7688bd
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   156068 96a3663cab62464f23ea747f679fbb57
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   145470 84ec68d2dcf0378f634f7cdc48c272d2
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   157512 493034d85d335c5c48358aac4fa5365f
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   146950 657d93204c670f44c337d85b5fa9a67b
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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