Debian: DSA-2198-1: tex-common security update

    Date22 Mar 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Mathias Svensson discovered that tex-common, a package shipping a number of scripts and configuration files necessary for TeX, contains insecure settings for the "shell_escape_commands" directive. Depending on the scenario, this may result in arbitrary code execution when a victim is
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2198-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    March 22, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tex-common
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitization
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1400
    
    Mathias Svensson discovered that tex-common, a package shipping a number
    of scripts and configuration files necessary for TeX, contains insecure
    settings for the "shell_escape_commands" directive.  Depending on the
    scenario, this may result in arbitrary code execution when a victim is
    tricked into processing a malicious tex-file or this is done in an
    automated fashion.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem due
    to shell_escape being disabled.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.08.1.
    
    For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem
    will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your tex-common packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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