Fedora 7 : tk-8.4.13-6.fc7 (2007-2564)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27778


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Buffer overflow in the ReadImage function in generic/tkImgGIF.c in Tcl (Tcl/Tk) before 8.4.16 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via multi-frame interlaced GIF files in which later frames are smaller than the first.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tk, tk-debuginfo and / or tk-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27778

File Name: fedora_2007-2564.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tk, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tk-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5137

BID: 25826

FEDORA: 2007-2564

CWE: 119