GLSA-200711-34 : CSTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-34
(CSTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple issues were found in the teTeX 2 codebase that CSTeX builds
upon (GLSA 200709-17, GLSA 200711-26). CSTeX also includes vulnerable
code from the GD library (GLSA 200708-05), from Xpdf (GLSA 200709-12,
GLSA 200711-22) and from T1Lib (GLSA 200710-12).

Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code and local
attackers could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges
of the user running CSTeX via multiple vectors.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-05.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-12.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-17.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-12.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-22.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-26.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-34.xml

Solution :

CSTeX is not maintained upstream, so the package was masked in Portage.
We recommend that users unmerge CSTeX:
# emerge --unmerge app-text/cstetex
As an alternative, users should upgrade their systems to use teTeX or
TeX Live with its Babel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28323 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-34.nasl)

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