Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : tetex-bin, texlive-bin vulnerabilities (USN-554-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Bastien Roucaries discovered that dvips as included in tetex-bin and
texlive-bin did not properly perform bounds checking. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi
file, dvips could be made to crash and execute code as the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2007-5935)

Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities created temporary
files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition
to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2007-5936)

Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities did not perform
bounds checking in many instances. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi file, the dviljk
utilities could be made to crash and execute code as the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2007-5937).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29239 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5935
CVE-2007-5936
CVE-2007-5937