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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.891514
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1514-1] texlive-bin security update)
Summary:Nick Roessler from the University of Pennsylvania has found a buffer overflow;in texlive-bin, the executables for TexLive, the popular distribution of TeX;document production system.;;This buffer overflow can be used for arbitrary code execution by crafting a;special type1 font (.pfb) and provide it to users running pdf(la)tex, dvips or;luatex in a way that the font is loaded.
Description:Summary:
Nick Roessler from the University of Pennsylvania has found a buffer overflow
in texlive-bin, the executables for TexLive, the popular distribution of TeX
document production system.

This buffer overflow can be used for arbitrary code execution by crafting a
special type1 font (.pfb) and provide it to users running pdf(la)tex, dvips or
luatex in a way that the font is loaded.

Affected Software/OS:
texlive-bin on Debian Linux

Solution:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version
2014.20140926.35254-6+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your texlive-bin packages.

CVSS Score:
6.8

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-17407
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