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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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 Å rot 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).

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