DSA 1917-1: New mimetex packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/24/2009 01:25 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1917-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
October 24, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mimetex
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote (local)
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug : 537254
CVE Ids : CVE-2009-1382 CVE-2009-2459


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mimetex, a lightweight
alternative to MathML. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2009-1382

Chris Evans and Damien Miller, discovered multiple stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could execute arbitrary code via a TeX file with long picture,
circle, input tags.

CVE-2009-2459

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that may be
unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. A remote attacker can obtain
sensitive information.


For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.50-1+etch1.

Due to a bug in the archive system, the fix for the stable distribution
(lenny) will be released as version 1.50-1+lenny1 once it is available.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), and the unstable distribution (sid),
these problems have been fixed in version 1.50-1.1.


We recommend that you upgrade your mimetex packages.


Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 584 4c4ac225a147438ea1bb7be1b0f65019
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5318 5d3a2a06fecf83d573c8cbb9c778ddf0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 401817 cdda954fc3a436daa8345ecbfdb084c3

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 154406 b525a79c4c6e92ebe5d6853261edb7d9

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 151848 b01a4cf79985dbc98aa468b27355c005

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 150546 8041ce35d9d2457999e217bd9ecff233

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 148156 0f7d099d12f46f9c74a9d4863cacb676

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 143668 55db42c430e79ebd525679d72c8556f8

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 188604 5f4c8c896998e82797bba6a0997d550c

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 155176 c080d72fef8acd63fa27b0a5cf7688bd

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 156068 96a3663cab62464f23ea747f679fbb57

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 145470 84ec68d2dcf0378f634f7cdc48c272d2

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 157512 493034d85d335c5c48358aac4fa5365f

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1+etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 146950 657d93204c670f44c337d85b5fa9a67b


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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