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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.65751
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-844-1 (mimetex)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-844-1 (mimetex)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to mimetex
announced via advisory USN-844-1.

Details follow:

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX incorrectly handled certain long tags.
An attacker could exploit this with a crafted mimeTeX expression and cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1382)

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that may
be unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. This update fixed the
issue by disabling the \input and \counter tags. (CVE-2009-2459)

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.8.04.1

Ubuntu 8.10:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.8.10.1

Ubuntu 9.04:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.9.04.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-844-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-1382
Bugtraq: 20090713 [oCERT-2009-010] mimeTeX and mathTeX buffer overflows and commandinjection (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/504919/100/0/threaded
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/5d56d3d744351578
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2009-009.html
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2009-010.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-April/039314.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/35752
http://secunia.com/advisories/35816
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1875
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0877
XForce ISS Database: mimetex-mimetex-bo(51794)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/51794
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2459
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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