Scientific Linux Security Update : tetex on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20120823)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61657
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

teTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of formatting commands as input, and creates a typesetter-independent DeVice Independent (DVI) file as output.

teTeX embeds a copy of t1lib to rasterize bitmaps from PostScript Type 1 fonts. The following issues affect t1lib code :

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way t1lib processed Adobe Font Metrics (AFM) files. If a specially crafted font file was opened by teTeX, it could cause teTeX to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running teTeX. (CVE-2010-2642, CVE-2011-0433)

An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in t1lib. A specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause teTeX to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running teTeX. (CVE-2011-0764)

A use-after-free flaw was found in t1lib. A specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause teTeX to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running teTeX.
(CVE-2011-1553)

An off-by-one flaw was found in t1lib. A specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause teTeX to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running teTeX.
(CVE-2011-1554)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in t1lib. A specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause teTeX to crash.
(CVE-2011-1552)

teTeX embeds a copy of Xpdf, an open source Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer, to allow adding images in PDF format to the generated PDF documents. The following issues affect Xpdf code :

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in Xpdf. If pdflatex was used to process a TeX document referencing a specially crafted PDF file, it could cause pdflatex to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running pdflatex.
(CVE-2010-3702)

An array index error was found in the way Xpdf parsed PostScript Type 1 fonts embedded in PDF documents. If pdflatex was used to process a TeX document referencing a specially crafted PDF file, it could cause pdflatex to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running pdflatex. (CVE-2010-3704)

All users of tetex are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cb75a274

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61657

File Name: sl_20120823_tetex_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-afm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-doc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-dvips, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-fonts, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-latex, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tetex-xdvi, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/23/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2642, CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3704, CVE-2011-0433, CVE-2011-0764, CVE-2011-1552, CVE-2011-1553, CVE-2011-1554