USN-3788-1: Tex Live vulnerabilities

11 October 2018

texlive-bin vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.

Software Description

  • texlive-bin - TeX Live: path search library for TeX (development part)

Details

Jakub Wilk discovered that Tex Live incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-5700)

It was discovered that Tex Live incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-17407)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
texlive-binaries - 2017.20170613.44572-8ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
texlive-binaries - 2015.20160222.37495-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
texlive-binaries - 2013.20130729.30972-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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