SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : texlive (SUSE-SU-2018:3033-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117991


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for texlive fixes the following issue :

CVE-2018-17407: Prevent buffer overflow when handling of Type 1 fonts allowed arbitrary code execution when a malicious font was loaded by one of the vulnerable tools: pdflatex, pdftex, dvips, or luatex (bsc#1109673)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2164=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2164=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2164=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117991

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3033-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/09

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libkpathsea6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libkpathsea6-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17407