Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 12:54:34 -0400 From: Nick Roessler <nicholas.e.roessler@...il.com> To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> 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: https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4299 https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2018-17407 Thanks, -- Nick
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