Debian DSA-1491-1 : tk8.4 - buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30230


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


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.


Upgrade the tk8.4 packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.9-1sarge2.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.4.12-1etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30230

File Name: debian_DSA-1491.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/11

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0553

DSA: 1491

CWE: 119