CVE-2018-17407

Source
Severity High
Remote No
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
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.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-770 texlive-bin 2018.47465-5 2018.48691-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
08 Dec 2018 ASA-201812-4 AVG-770 texlive-bin High arbitrary code execution
References
https://github.com/TeX-Live/texlive-source/commit/6ed0077520e2b0da1fd060c7f88db7b2e6068e4c
https://github.com/TeX-Live/texlive-source/commit/f1211fe16c19af8fee54146ae116e4e5c779e8b4