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USN-937-1: TeX Live vulnerabilities

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USN-937-1: TeX Live vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/07/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Multiple integer overflows in dvipsk/dospecial.c in dvips in TeX Live 2009 and earlier, and teTeX, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a special command in a DVI file, related to the (1) predospecial and (2) bbdospecial functions, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0739.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-texlive-base-bin
  • ubuntu-upgrade-texlive-binaries

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