Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : tk8.3, tk8.4 vulnerability (USN-529-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28134


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


It was discovered that Tk could be made to overrun a buffer when loading certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28134

File Name: ubuntu_USN-529-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/11

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 41264

USN: 529-1

CWE: 119