An issue was discovered in t1_check_unusual_charstring functions in writet1.c files in TeX Live before 2018-09-21. A buffer overflow in the handling of Type 1 fonts allows arbitrary code execution when a malicious font is loaded by one of the vulnerable tools: pdflatex, pdftex, dvips, or luatex.
Published 2018-09-23 21:29:00
Updated 2018-11-15 16:11:26
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Overflow

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-17407

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.23%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 61 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-17407

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-17407

References for CVE-2018-17407

Products affected by CVE-2018-17407

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