Debian DSA-1415-1 : tk8.4 - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 28338
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that Tk, a cross-platform graphical toolkit for Tcl, performs insufficient input validation in the code used to load GIF images, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the tk8.4 packages. Updated packages for sparc will be provided later.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.9-1sarge1.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.12-1etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28338

File Name: debian_DSA-1415.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:debian:debian_linux:tk8.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2007

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1415

CWE: 119