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USN-3788-2: Tex Live-bin vulnerability

23 October 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.



  • texlive-bin - TeX Live: path search library for TeX (development part)


USN-3788-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Tex Live. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Tex Live incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10

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


Related notices

  • USN-3788-1: libtexluajit2, libkpathsea-dev, libsynctex1, libsynctex-dev, libkpathsea6, libptexenc-dev, libptexenc1, libtexluajit-dev, libtexlua52-dev, texlive-bin, texlive-binaries, libtexlua52