Ubuntu 3788-2: Tex Live-bin vulnerability

    Date23 Oct 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    5189
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3788-2
    October 23, 2018
    
    texlive-bin vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.
    
    Software Description:
    - texlive-bin: TeX Live: path search library for TeX (development part)
    
    Details:
    
    USN-3788-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Tex Live. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     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 18.10:
      texlive-binaries                2018.20180824.48463-1ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3788-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3788-1
      CVE-2018-17407
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/texlive-bin/2018.20180824.48463-1ubuntu0.1
    
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