Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : texlive-bin vulnerabilities (USN-937-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain long .bib
bibliography files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted bib file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-1284)

Marc Schoenefeld, Karel Srot and Ludwig Nussel discovered that TeX
Live incorrectly handled certain malformed dvi files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi
file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application
crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0739, CVE-2010-1440)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain
malformed dvi files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted dvi file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-0827).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46254 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34332
39500

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1284
CVE-2010-0739
CVE-2010-0827
CVE-2010-1440

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