Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2007:124)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25518


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


A flaw in libgd2 was found by Xavier Roche where it would not correctly validate PNG callback results. If an application linked against libgd2 was tricked into processing a specially crafted PNG file, it could cause a denial of service scenario via CPU resource consumption.

Tetex uses an embedded copy of the gd source and may also be affected by this issue.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25518

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-124.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/14

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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-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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2756

BID: 24089

MDKSA: 2007:124