Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2007:109)
High Nessus Plugin ID 25311
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the gdImageStringFTEx function in gdft.c in the GD Graphics Library 2.0.33 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted string with a JIS encoded font.
Tetex 3.x uses an embedded copy of the gd source and may also be affected by this issue (CVE-2007-0455).
A buffer overflow in the open_sty function for makeindex in Tetex could allow user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite files and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long filename (CVE-2007-0650).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.