Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : tk8.0, tk8.3, tk8.4 vulnerability (USN-664-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Tk could be made to overrun a buffer when
loading certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37631 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0553