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Ubuntu: New tex-common packages fix security vulnerabilities

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. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1103-1 April 04, 2011
tex-common vulnerability
CVE-2011-1400
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Ubuntu 10.10

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:
tex-common 2.06ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.10:
tex-common 2.08ubuntu0.1

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

Details follow:

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.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.06ubuntu0.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 1893 fa6f748f9666d6c32f4a14a6165bb431
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.06ubuntu0.1.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 811096 ca09fd481a53c8f90f82ab8b1ee6aaff

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.06ubuntu0.1_all.deb
Size/MD5: 726746 9193ff30b08769fc2830c34d7ba2e782

Updated packages for Ubuntu 10.10:

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.08ubuntu0.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 1893 8e034bee4d7786190ea2cba07dc28e5e
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.08ubuntu0.1.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 812206 0b32d2416fd2271850fc81965a2af769

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tex-common/tex-common_2.08ubuntu0.1_all.deb
Size/MD5: 725042 0b804c28620ea5ae372d9e61e2900f53
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