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.
Created texlive tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1632803]
This issue affects the versions of texlive as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Maintenance Support 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Via RHSA-2020:1036 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1036
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):