Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : dvipng vulnerability (USN-936-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected dvipng package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46253 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0829