GLSA-200709-17 : teTeX: Multiple buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 26215


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-17 (teTeX: Multiple buffer overflows)

Mark Richters discovered a buffer overflow in the open_sty() function in file mkind.c. Other vulnerabilities have also been discovered in the same file but might not be exploitable (CVE-2007-0650). Tetex also includes vulnerable code from GD library (GLSA 200708-05), and from Xpdf (CVE-2007-3387).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted PNG, GIF or PDF file, or to execute 'makeindex' on an overly long filename. In both cases, this could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All teTeX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/tetex-3.0_p1-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 26215

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200709-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/03

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tetex, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/30

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0650, CVE-2007-3387

OSVDB: 38120

GLSA: 200709-17

CWE: 189