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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionBastien Roucaries discovered that dvips as included in tetex-bin and texlive-bin did not properly perform bounds checking. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi file, dvips could be made to crash and execute code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-5935)
Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities created temporary files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-5936)
Joachim Schrod discovered that the dviljk utilities did not perform bounds checking in many instances. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted dvi file, the dviljk utilities could be made to crash and execute code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-5937).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.