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Fedora: tetex-2.0.2-14FC2.1 update Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Fedora The updated tetex package fixes a buffer overflow which allows attackers to cause the internal xpdf library used by applications in tetex to crash, and possibly to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures projects (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1125 to this issue.

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2004-584
2005-01-06
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Product     : Fedora Core 2
Name        : tetex
Version     : 2.0.2
Release     : 14FC2.1
Summary     : The TeX text formatting system.
Description :
TeTeX is an implementation of TeX for Linux or UNIX systems. TeX takes
a text file and a set of formatting commands as input and creates a
typesetter-independent .dvi (DeVice Independent) file as output.
Usually, TeX is used in conjunction with a higher level formatting
package like LaTeX or PlainTeX, since TeX by itself is not very
user-friendly.

Install tetex if you want to use the TeX text formatting system. If
you are installing tetex, you will also need to install tetex-afm (a
PostScript(TM) font converter for TeX),
tetex-dvips (for converting .dvi files to PostScript format
for printing on PostScript printers), tetex-latex (a higher level
formatting package which provides an easier-to-use interface for TeX),
and tetex-xdvi (for previewing .dvi files in X). Unless you are an
expert at using TeX, you should also install the tetex-doc package,
which includes the documentation for TeX.

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Update Information:

The updated tetex package fixes a buffer overflow which allows attackers
to cause the internal xpdf library used by applications in tetex to
crash, and possibly to execute arbitrary code.  The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures projects (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1125
to this issue.

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* Tue Nov 09 2004 Jindrich Novy  2.0.2-14FC2.1

- Fix CAN-2004-1125 xpdf overflows.

* Tue Nov 09 2004 Jindrich Novy  2.0.2-14FC2

- Add xpdf overflow security patch (CESA-2004-007)


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This update can be downloaded from:
  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/

14bcf3cb94172a8fec405166e904f477  SRPMS/tetex-2.0.2-14FC2.1.src.rpm
cf4249542063afad9a64849fa6a5c3b8  x86_64/tetex-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
64b36e00a314bfe8e832708364c449ec  x86_64/tetex-latex-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
662f8c9f9c36e8a2ac646ec4a662b358  x86_64/tetex-xdvi-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
56ae4a2055677d35a08df45aa203dedc  x86_64/tetex-dvips-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
3b08fda494d8db9b182b267c5fac65fc  x86_64/tetex-afm-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
60b41eb32432ae86eb161e6acbd21312  x86_64/tetex-fonts-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
681d654ae8d1487ddc63d2ac664125fc  x86_64/tetex-doc-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
00f7a420bd92d74d7ce6727dbd75e3a2  x86_64/debug/tetex-debuginfo-2.0.2-14FC2.1.x86_64.rpm
dc2bd2ee63df05de037bd49d253c4def  i386/tetex-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
e3159dfd0e43c77b9af20a5bec5b8f2e  i386/tetex-latex-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
f23a92930c01795278a1adf6376970a5  i386/tetex-xdvi-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
c8de010d4e7ab324a834bbaedfa7fc7f  i386/tetex-dvips-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
eb9d19121ac9eb703691dc2273593109  i386/tetex-afm-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
b3cc536693c014a3d3e0b8dea88486bd  i386/tetex-fonts-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
f6f5895547d91f495fc84c434ae766d0  i386/tetex-doc-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm
28d7cde3b110ea601322898d100f1d91  i386/debug/tetex-debuginfo-2.0.2-14FC2.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.
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