October 8, 2009

Ubuntu Security Notice 844-1: mimeTeX vulnerabilities

Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX incorrectly handled certain long tags. An attacker could exploit this with a crafted mimeTeX expression and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1382) Chris Evans discovered that mimeTeX contained certain directives that may be unsuitable for handling untrusted user input. This update fixed the issue by disabling the \input and \counter tags. (CVE-2009-2459)...
 
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