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TeX Live: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-28 / TeX Live
Release Date June 25, 2012
Latest Revision June 25, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/texlive-core < 2009-r2 >= 2009-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #264598, #324019


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in texlive-core, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


TeX Live is a complete TeX distribution.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in texlive-core. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


These vulnerabilities might allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a specially-crafted DVI file, or cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All texlive-core users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/texlive-core-2009-r2"

4.  References


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