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mimeTeX Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2009-07-13    Last Update:  2009-07-16    Views:  3,714

Secunia Advisory SA35752

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Chris Evans has reported some vulnerabilities in mimeTeX, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information or compromise a vulnerable system.

1) Multiple boundary errors when processing TeX input can be exploited to cause buffer overflows via e.g. overly long strings passed in "\picture", \circle", or "\input" expressions.

2) Multiple errors when handling the "\environ", "\input", and "\counter" directives can be exploited to disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions released before 17 June 2009.


Solution:
Update to the latest version.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Chris Evans, Google

Original Advisory:
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2009-009.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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