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TeX Live: buffer overflow via texlive-bin
Synthesis of the vulnerability
An attacker can generate a buffer overflow via texlive-bin of TeX Live, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable software: Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 21/09/2018.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2018-17407, DLA-1514-1, DSA-4299-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:2998-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3213-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3033-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3033-2, SUSE-SU-2018:3122-1, USN-3788-1, USN-3788-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-27289.
Description of the vulnerability
The TeX Live product processes Tex documents.
However, if the size of data is greater than the size of the storage array, an overflow occurs.
An attacker can therefore generate a buffer overflow via texlive-bin of TeX Live, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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