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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46254

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/937-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46254

File Name: ubuntu_USN-937-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/07

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpathsea-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpathsea4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpathsea5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-base-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-base-bin-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-binaries, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-extra-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-font-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-lang-indic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-metapost, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-metapost-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-music, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-omega, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texlive-xetex, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/06

Reference Information

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

BID: 34332, 39500

USN: 937-1

CWE: 119