USN-1103-1: tex-common vulnerability
4 April 2011
tex-common could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- tex-common - common infrastructure for building and installing TeX
Mathias Svensson discovered that the tex-common package contains an
insecure shell_escape_commands configuration item. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TeX file, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.