USN-51-1: teTeX auxiliary script vulnerability

23 December 2004

tetex-bin vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a noticed that “xdvizilla”, an auxiliary script to integrate DVI file viewing in Mozilla-based browsers, created temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
tetex-bin

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

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