Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2007:109)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25311


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


Buffer 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25311

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-109.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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-usrlocal, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-xdvi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xmltex, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0455, CVE-2007-0650

MDKSA: 2007:109

CWE: 119