[USN-3788-2] Tex Live-bin vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Oct 23 12:19:21 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3788-2
October 23, 2018

texlive-bin vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10


Several security issues were fixed in Tex Live.

Software Description:
- 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:
  texlive-binaries                2018.20180824.48463-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:
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