CentOS 3 / 4 : tetex (CESA-2006:0160)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 21885
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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated tetex packages that fix several integer overflows are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

TeTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of formatting commands as input and creates a typesetter-independent .dvi (DeVice Independent) file as output.

Several flaws were discovered in the teTeX PDF parsing library. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause teTeX to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the names CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3193, CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627 and CVE-2005-3628 to these issues.

Users of teTeX should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected tetex packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21885

File Name: centos_RHSA-2006-0160.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/3/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-afm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-dvips, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-fonts, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-latex, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tetex-xdvi, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3193, CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627, CVE-2005-3628

BID: 15721, 15725, 15726, 15727, 16143

RHSA: 2006:0160