This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated tetex packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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
DeVice Independent (dvi) file as output.
Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling 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-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393)
A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1
fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause
TeTeX to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false