Debian DSA-1490-1 : tk8.3 - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 30229
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the GIF image parsing code of Tk, a cross-platform graphical toolkit, could lead to a denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the tk8.3 packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 8.3.5-4sarge1.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.3.5-6etch2.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1490

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30229

File Name: debian_DSA-1490.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2008

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tk8.3, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0553

DSA: 1490

CWE: 119