Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Dan Rosenberg discovered that dvipng incorrectly handled certain
malformed dvi files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted dvi file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
Update the affected dvipng package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 46253 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0829