Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tk (MDKSA-2007:200)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 27519
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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in Tk was found that could be used to overrun a buffer when loading certain GIF images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF file, it could lead to a denial of service condition or possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27519

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-200.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 10/19/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tk, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5137, CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2008-0553

BID: 25826

MDKSA: 2007:200

CWE: 119