Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1514-1 texlive-bin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

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 2014.20140926.35254-6+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your texlive-bin packages.

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