ESB-2018.3102 - [Ubuntu] texlive-bin: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-10-12

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                         Tex Live vulnerabilities
                              12 October 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           texlive-bin
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Create Arbitrary Files          -- Existing Account            
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-17407 CVE-2015-5700 

Reference:         ESB-2018.3031

Original Bulletin:

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3788-1
October 11, 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


Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.

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


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.

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

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

  CVE-2015-5700, CVE-2018-17407

Package Information:

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