USN-51-1: teTeX auxiliary script vulnerability
Posted on: 12/23/2004 05:36 PM

A tetex-bin security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-51-1 December 23, 2004
tetex-bin vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 2.0.2-21ubuntu0.4. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Javier Fernendez-Sanguino Pefa noticed that "xdvizilla", an auxiliary script to integrate DVI file viewing in Mozilla-based browsers, created temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 111998 b149a13e5457009816a76b754cc4162e
Size/MD5: 1062 bdaa2e96b4d20a7474ceeab3545ad6d9
Size/MD5: 11677169 8f02d5940bf02072ce5fe05429c90e63

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 72752 77b5d18f54c8391760ec9c1fc38391b6
Size/MD5: 60160 e79789f349cf305aedefee7ae03966f2
Size/MD5: 4327870 f968654d055dcc75a66395a4901ca8b5

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 64822 5f3dc9ad247e397cec113aefe49c782e
Size/MD5: 56548 197c8f20252cec233c9829a66b55d965
Size/MD5: 3812720 5fcedc8c89553d3bdaed940a256c6cf2

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 74902 9a03f108796b71a204c5c5042d5d429f
Size/MD5: 61498 da1e74cc968b00a36c20f19f20aea999
Size/MD5: 4350730 aad3f47c702b8e086b8774ea399e7687

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