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Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 12:54:34 -0400
From: Nick Roessler <>
To: oss security list <>
Subject: CVE-2018-17407: Tex-Live buffer overflow in handling of Type 1 fonts

Hey all,

     I wanted to make everyone aware of a security update for TeX Live, 
a distribution of the TeX document preparation software. A buffer 
overflow in the handling of Type 1 fonts (.pfb files) allows arbitrary 
local code execution without privilege escalation when a malicious font 
is loaded by one of the vulnerable tools (pdflatex, pdftex, luatex, dvips).

     The patch was rolled out on Sept 21.  See:


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