23 August 2017
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2017.2107 TeX Live vulnerability 23 August 2017 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: texlive-base Publisher: Ubuntu Operating System: Ubuntu Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2016-10243 Reference: ESB-2017.0611 Original Bulletin: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3401-1 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3401-1 22nd August, 2017 texlive-base vulnerability A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Summary TeX Live could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software description texlive-base - TeX Live: Essential programs and files Details It was discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain system commands. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted TeX file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code. Update instructions The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: texlive-base 2015.20160320-1ubuntu0.1 texlive-latex-base 2015.20160320-1ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: texlive-base 2013.20140215-1ubuntu0.1 texlive-latex-base 2013.20140215-1ubuntu0.1 To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References CVE-2016-10243 - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=1980 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iQIVAwUBWZzI84x+lLeg9Ub1AQgcTBAAhkNgynwUQR4OSc33oZgZcZOHPPv9dsmJ uA2igponxnINl1kx9N+1KpzJnnxHfE62yGAfuDfIYLIhhWKjot4Sir928N4/NQO9 Gm9SbGHlIc8uC0hA1eAl9bkEOyL043W1l6hGww+8wjwWFRJ82q4CeHrSYzXmenqw uXbDcWifAvFBOWhNmiNYq7NrkYViu2X39MA7LZ9HeTnf3yaNTeb8N99XLbhsABD6 /5WyTUMxKukAKzJtq7UYljGEJSZnjSOb6C/1oV/BmkThdAZNQAHvYrhaOBY++hLu kEAZhwO7sTjX57COOlph64F75r9B+HWZEAd+JZAonD3SJLlOU3WyEej48zyK4m5R 35ohbbbSXA9uVJlv+9HZFfnbaM7HK/aTYSh4SLxrCqBjEUmqbFtwAY+/g10eWKhV /7p5FYAjDzhsu4FaeSE3zWVQMKV2V7JN6dxBSWlhiG3geeHpb0l1L4pE/C8pU3cd x/jND9QvQ59ktplW0bTBsJQmWQ6zeY6ci01951ZP6NhqAlNGewWcSdRcUzbFAYPe z2gGZvA7oy6SDXUoYZYNXEF9YoiTY7bHQOY7Z4VbmTtjXQlw2rP8vJI+0W9TzCJd 7D0DmSJ9s8OBZO2hfVMvkJNUOkUYbtwabp5qlUl0ZApsY+qNMWo1nGykJk020qGk 8KTZIGRTpyY= =TDK+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----