Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : tex-common vulnerability (USN-1103-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mathias Svensson discovered that the tex-common package contains an
insecure shell_escape_commands configuration item. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TeX
file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected tex-common package.

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: 53295 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46986

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1400