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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.68222
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-937-1 (texlive-bin)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-937-1 (texlive-bin)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to texlive-bin
announced via advisory USN-937-1.

Details follow:

It was discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain long .bib
bibliography files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted bib file, an attacker could cause a denial
of service via application crash. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS,
9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-1284)

Marc Schoenefeld, Karel Šrot and Ludwig Nussel discovered that TeX Live
incorrectly handled certain malformed dvi files. If a user or automated
system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2010-0739, CVE-2010-1440)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain
malformed dvi files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted dvi file, an attacker could cause a denial
of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0827)

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
texlive-base-bin 2007.dfsg.1-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 9.04:
texlive-base-bin 2007.dfsg.2-4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 9.10:
texlive-base-bin 2007.dfsg.2-7ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
texlive-binaries 2009-5ubuntu0.1

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

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-937-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-1284
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/8
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg00505.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg00507.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-28.xml
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-937-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/34445
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0739
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-May/041573.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:012 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-05/msg00002.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:013 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-06/msg00001.html
BugTraq ID: 39500
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/39500
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11468
http://secunia.com/advisories/39390
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0827
BugTraq ID: 39971
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/39971
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10052
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-1440
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10068
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