tetex security update

2007-11-09T03:33:56
ID CESA-2007:1028-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2007-11-09T03:33:56

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2007:1028-01

TeTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of formatting commands as input, and creates a typesetter-independent DeVice Independent (dvi) file as output.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause TeTeX to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-5393)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-November/014405.html

Affected packages: tetex tetex-afm tetex-doc tetex-dvilj tetex-dvips tetex-fonts tetex-latex tetex-xdvi

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html