Ubuntu 3788-1: Tex Live vulnerabilities

    Date11 Oct 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3788-1
    October 11, 2018
    
    texlive-bin vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.
    
    Software Description:
    - texlive-bin: TeX Live: path search library for TeX (development part)
    
    Details:
    
    Jakub Wilk discovered that Tex Live incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-5700)
    
    It was discovered that Tex Live incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2018-17407)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      texlive-binaries                2017.20170613.44572-8ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      texlive-binaries                2015.20160222.37495-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      texlive-binaries                2013.20130729.30972-2ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3788-1
      CVE-2015-5700, CVE-2018-17407
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/texlive-bin/2017.20170613.44572-8ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/texlive-bin/2015.20160222.37495-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/texlive-bin/2013.20130729.30972-2ubuntu0.1
    
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