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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
TeX Live vulnerability
23 August 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-10243
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3401-1 22nd August, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
TeX Live could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially
texlive-base - TeX Live: Essential programs and files
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
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:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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