CVE-2018-17407

Published: 23 September 2018

An issue was discovered in t1_check_unusual_charstring functions in writet1.c files in TeX Live before 2018-09-21. A buffer overflow in the handling of Type 1 fonts allows arbitrary code execution when a malicious font is loaded by one of the vulnerable tools: pdflatex, pdftex, dvips, or luatex.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
texlive-bin
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2018.20180907.48586-2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (2017.20170613.44572-8ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (2015.20160222.37495-1ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [2013.20130729.30972-2ubuntu0.1])