GLSA-200710-07 : Tk: Buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 26947
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-07 (Tk: Buffer overflow)

Reinhard Max discovered a boundary error in Tk when processing an interlaced GIF with two frames where the second is smaller than the first one.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted GIF image with a Tk-based software, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Tk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/tk-8.4.15-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 26947

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-07.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 10/9/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5137

GLSA: 200710-07

CWE: 119