Debian DSA-1416-1 : tk8.3 - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 28339
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

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.

Due to the technical limitation in the Debian archive scripts the update for the old stable distribution (sarge) cannot be released in sync with the update for the stable distribution. It will be provided in the next days.

Solution

Upgrade the tk8.3 packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.3.5-6etch1.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1416

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28339

File Name: debian_DSA-1416.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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:tk8.3, 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: 1416

CWE: 119