[USN-3788-1] Tex Live vulnerabilities

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[USN-3788-1] Tex Live vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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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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