USN-3788-2: Tex Live-bin vulnerability

23 October 2018

texlive-bin vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10


Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.

Software Description

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


USN-3788-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Tex Live. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10

Original advisory details:

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 18.10
texlive-binaries - 2018.20180824.48463-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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