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Vulnerability of SUSE: privilege escalation via TeX Live

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via TeX Live of SUSE, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted systems: openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 2.
Creation date: 28/02/2020.
Références of this alert: CVE-2020-8016, CVE-2020-8017, openSUSE-SU-2020:0368-1, openSUSE-SU-2020:0804-1, SUSE-SU-2020:0519-1, SUSE-SU-2020:0520-1, SUSE-SU-2020:1580-1, SUSE-SU-2020:1580-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-31697.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via TeX Live of SUSE, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This vulnerability note impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

This bulletin is about 2 vulnerabilities.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat note.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new texlive-filesystem packages (15/06/2020).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: texlive 2017.20170520-lp151.12.3.1

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new texlive-filesystem packages (24/03/2020).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: texlive-filesystem 2017.135-lp151.8.3.1

SUSE LE 12 SP4/5: new texlive-filesystem packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: texlive 2013.74-16.5.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: texlive 2013.74-16.5.1

SUSE LE 15 SP1: new texlive-filesystem packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: texlive 2017.135.svn41616-9.5.1

SUSE LE 15 SP1: new texlive packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: texlive 2017.20170520-11.13.2

SUSE LE 15 SP2: new texlive-filesystem packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP2: texlive-filesystem 2017.135-9.12.1
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