DescriptionFormat string vulnerability in the CmdKeywords function in funct1.c in latex2rtf before 2.3.10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the \keywords command in a crafted TeX file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs805398

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
latex2rtf (PTS)jessie2.3.8-1vulnerable
buster, sid2.3.16-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
latex2rtfsourcesqueeze(not affected)
latex2rtfsourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - latex2rtf <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[squeeze] - latex2rtf <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
keywords command support introduced in
latex2rtf compiled with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
Rendered non-exploitable by toolchain hardening

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