Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2004:166)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16083


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as tetex (CVE-2004-0888).

Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like tetex which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an arbitrary byte to an attacker controlled location which probably could lead to arbitrary code execution.

iDefense also reported a buffer overflow vulnerability, which affects versions of xpdf <= xpdf-3.0 and several programs, like tetex, which use embedded xpdf code. An attacker could construct a malicious payload file which could enable arbitrary code execution on the target system (CVE-2004-1125).

The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16083

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-166.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/01/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:jadetex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-afm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-context, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvilj, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvipdfm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvips, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-latex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-mfwin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-texi2html, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-xdvi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xmltex, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888, CVE-2004-1125

MDKSA: 2004:166

CWE: 20