Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Bastien Roucaries discovered that dvips as included in tetex-bin and
texlive-bin did not properly perform bounds checking. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi
file, dvips could be made to crash and execute code as the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2007-5935)
Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities created temporary
files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition
to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2007-5936)
Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities did not perform
bounds checking in many instances. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi file, the dviljk
utilities could be made to crash and execute code as the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2007-5937).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 29239 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5935CVE-2007-5936CVE-2007-5937
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