CVE-2017-17513

Published: 14 December 2017

TeX Live through 20170524 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL, related to linked_scripts/context/stubs/unix/mtxrun, texmf-dist/scripts/context/stubs/mswin/mtxrun.lua, and texmf-dist/tex/luatex/lualibs/lualibs-os.lua.

Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
context
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needs-triage)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)
texlive-base
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needed

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needed

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)
texlive-bin
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)