USN-3401-1: TeX Live vulnerability

22 August 2017

TeX Live could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Details

It was discovered that TeX Live incorrectly handled certain
system commands. If a user were tricked into processing a
specially crafted TeX file, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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