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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28339


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.

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.


Upgrade the tk8.3 packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28339

File Name: debian_DSA-1416.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/29

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/27

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1416

CWE: 119