USN-844-1: mimeTeX vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/08/2009 02:40 PM

A new mimeTeX vulnerabilities update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-844-1 October 08, 2009
mimetex vulnerabilities
CVE-2009-1382, CVE-2009-2459
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 9.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.8.04.1

Ubuntu 8.10:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.8.10.1

Ubuntu 9.04:
mimetex 1.50-1ubuntu0.9.04.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX incorrectly handled certain long tags.
An attacker could exploit this with a crafted mimeTeX expression and cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1382)

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that may
be unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. This update fixed the
issue by disabling the \\input and \\counter tags. (CVE-2009-2459)


Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.04.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 5469 8ad9a9938ea88e8ee405cb4ad667d4ac
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.04.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 683 4eed9863876f2366eabd726cd410d101
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50.orig=
.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 401817 cdda954fc3a436daa8345ecbfdb084c3

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.04.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 153268 e62de978629895ea46b3a505c98cb99d

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 146142 2cb087e9a9b2cf2f544849935f7a1515

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.04.=
1_lpia.deb
Size/MD5: 143960 7695d7a093fa724e889cc836c7ad10a4

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.04.=
1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 146076 c45addd30e86bd71f3ba40ca0a22d446

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.04.=
1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5: 151876 960eec8e54a45b14e6095231752da948

Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10:

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.10.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 5474 7a491ab73b9fca19aa47465e69a8c95a
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.10.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 1083 cd5e9dacab96573c0a636b787de405e7
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50.orig=
.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 401817 cdda954fc3a436daa8345ecbfdb084c3

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.10.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 153886 123a3943c860774fbef8ab1bbd7a6b2d

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.8.10.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 146906 b06c90066e821a422152a0eee6d99c8b

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.10.=
1_lpia.deb
Size/MD5: 144780 28155fae4c79e9567c9f218e5a2b5dc0

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.10.=
1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 145814 2c8cc371d38dca569ffc46bcdde1f16b

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.8.10.=
1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5: 151790 ab0a37e033383d4299d8e2f1aa1e15ba

Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.04:

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.9.04.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 5472 b12e605f5aeaac50a3680c95ebe5a94e
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.9.04.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 1083 c35754529c28839ef43b4419b2c850fb
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50.orig=
.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 401817 cdda954fc3a436daa8345ecbfdb084c3

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.9.04.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 153886 12e2799a662c380aa9974fc20e5766fc

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubu=
ntu0.9.04.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 146904 7094c07fec0a2324e143b671a9ae4fbb

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.9.04.=
1_lpia.deb
Size/MD5: 144772 26369d7ec13ac18350aa1628304be27f

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.9.04.=
1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 145810 d7bc985011692be4d4a00cb9114520a0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/m/mimetex/mimetex_1.50-1ubuntu0.9.04.=
1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5: 151730 8d105909cf098d9170e7ef00ed69c4e7




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