Oracle Linux 6 : texlive (ELSA-2012-0137)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68461

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0137 :

Updated texlive packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

TeX Live 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. The texlive packages provide a number of utilities, including dvips.

TeX Live embeds a copy of t1lib. The t1lib library allows you 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 a TeX Live utility, it could cause the utility to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the utility. (CVE-2010-2642, CVE-2011-0433)

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

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

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

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

Red Hat would like to thank the Evince development team for reporting CVE-2010-2642. Upstream acknowledges Jon Larimer of IBM X-Force as the original reporter of CVE-2010-2642.

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

Solution

Update the affected texlive packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002610.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68461

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0137.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2018/07/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kpathsea, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kpathsea-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mendexk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-afm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-context, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-dvips, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-dviutils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-east-asian, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-latex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texlive-xetex, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/15

Reference Information

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

BID: 45678, 46941, 47168, 47169

RHSA: 2012:0137