GLSA-200805-13 : PTeX: 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-200805-13
(PTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple issues were found in the teTeX 2 codebase that PTeX builds
upon (GLSA 200709-17, GLSA 200711-26). PTeX 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 PTeX via multiple vectors, e.g. enticing users to
open specially crafted files.

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-200805-13.xml

Solution :

All PTeX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ptex-3.1.10_p20071203'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32304 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-13.nasl)

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