A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
Mathias Svensson discovered that the tex-common package contains an
insecure shell_escape_commands configuration item. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TeX file, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.