RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : tetex (RHSA-2007:0731)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated tetex packages that fix a security issue in PDF handling are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

TeTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of
formatting commands as input and creates a typesetter-independent .dvi
(DeVice Independent) file as output.

Maurycy Prodeus discovered an integer overflow flaw in the processing
of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would
cause TeTeX to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2007-3387)

All users of TeTeX should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3387.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0731.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25829 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3387