RHEL 4 / 5 : tetex (RHSA-2007:1027)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27852
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated tetex packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
TeTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of formatting commands as input, and creates a typesetter-independent DeVice Independent (dvi) file as output.
Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause TeTeX to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393)
A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1 fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause TeTeX to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.