Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : mimetex vulnerabilities (USN-844-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX incorrectly handled certain long
tags. An attacker could exploit this with a crafted mimeTeX expression
and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2009-1382)

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that
may be unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. This update fixed
the issue by disabling the \input and \counter tags. (CVE-2009-2459).

Solution :

Update the affected mimetex package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42079 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1382
CVE-2009-2459