GLSA-200710-07 : Tk: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-07
(Tk: Buffer overflow)

Reinhard Max discovered a boundary error in Tk when processing an
interlaced GIF with two frames where the second is smaller than the
first one.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted GIF
image with a Tk-based software, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-07.xml

Solution :

All Tk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/tk-8.4.15-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26947 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5137