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TeX Live t1lib Font Parsing Multiple Vulnerabilities


Secunia ID

SA48001

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-0764

Release Date

17 Feb 2012

Criticality

Moderately Critical

Solution Status

Unpatched

Software

TeX Live

Where

From remote

Impact
System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in TeX Live, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The application bundles a vulnerable version of t1lib.

For more information see vulnerability #3 in:
SA43491

The vulnerabilities are reported in version texlive-2011.0. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution

Do not open files from untrusted sources.

Reported by

Jonathan Brossard

Original Advisory

Jonathan Brossard:
http://www.toucan-system.com/advisories/tssa-2011-01.txt