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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[SECURITY] [DLA 1514-1] texlive-bin security update
24 September 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running texlive-bin check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : texlive-bin
Version : 2014.20140926.35254-6+deb8u1
CVE ID : not yet available
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.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your texlive-bin packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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