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

high Nessus Plugin ID 25311
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25311

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-109.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 5/25/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 5/23/2007

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2007:109

CWE: 119