A vulnerability has been reported in Tex Live bibtex, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing certain BIB files. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into processing a specially crafted BIB file using bibtex.
The vulnerability is reported in version 20080816. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not process untrusted files.
Provided and/or discovered by: Vincent Lefevre
Original Advisory: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=520920
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