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Security update for TeX

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(Last modified: 12DEC2007)


solutions Security update for TeX SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e5415bb6339000a029fc7a4b6bb34cb4)

Applies to

Package: te_ams
te_cont
te_dvilj
te_eplai
te_etex
te_kpath
te_latex
te_mpost
te_nfs
te_omega
te_pdf
te_ptex
te_web
tetex
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IPF
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-12017Zypp-Patch-Number: 4818
Release: 20071212
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using TeX should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Buffer overflows have been found in dvips and dviljk which can be used by an attacker to run malicious code by tricking a user to process a specially crafted dvi file under the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-5935, CVE-2007-5937)
Additionally, dvips creates temporary files in an insecure manner. (CVE-2007-5936)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh te_ams.rpm te_cont.rpm te_dvilj.rpm te_eplai.rpm te_etex.rpm te_kpath.rpm te_latex.rpm te_mpost.rpm te_nfs.rpm te_omega.rpm te_pdf.rpm te_ptex.rpm te_web.rpm tetex.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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