[XeTeX] Graphite vulnerability

Melroch melroch at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 16:33:08 CET 2016

It is worth remembering that the described tampered web font scenario
doesn't normally apply to XeTeX use scenarios.
Den 19 feb 2016 06:26 skrev "maxwell" <maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu>:

> There is a vulnerability in the Graphite library:
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/vulnerability-in-font-processing-library-affects-linux-openoffice-firefox-500027.shtml
> Reportedly the problems have been patched in version 1.3.5 of Graphite2.
> But the version of xetex I'm using (3.14159265-2.6-0.99992, from the TeX
> Live 2015 distro) says it uses Graphite2 v1.2.3.  Will the next TeX Live
> distro's version of xetex use >= v.1.3.5?
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