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    Debian: DSA-3803-1: texlive-base security update

    Date 08 Mar 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that texlive-base, the TeX Live package which provides the essential TeX programs and files, whitelists mpost as an external program to be run from within the TeX source code (called \write18). Since mpost allows to specify other programs to be run, an attacker can
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3803-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 08, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : texlive-base
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-10243
    
    It was discovered that texlive-base, the TeX Live package which provides
    the essential TeX programs and files, whitelists mpost as an external
    program to be run from within the TeX source code (called \write18).
    Since mpost allows to specify other programs to be run, an attacker can
    take advantage of this flaw for arbitrary code execution when compiling
    a TeX document.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2014.20141024-2+deb8u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been
    fixed in version 2016.20161130-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2016.20161130-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your texlive-base packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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