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computer vulnerability note CVE-2018-17407

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.
Impacted products: Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity: 2/4.
Consequences: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Provenance: document.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 21/09/2018.
Identifiers: 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-2018:3122-1, 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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