GLSA-200805-13 : PTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32304


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-13 (PTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple issues were found in the teTeX 2 codebase that PTeX builds upon (GLSA 200709-17, GLSA 200711-26). PTeX also includes vulnerable code from the GD library (GLSA 200708-05), from Xpdf (GLSA 200709-12, GLSA 200711-22) and from T1Lib (GLSA 200710-12).
Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code and local attackers could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running PTeX via multiple vectors, e.g. enticing users to open specially crafted files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PTeX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ptex-3.1.10_p20071203'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32304

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/13

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ptex, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/21

Reference Information

OSVDB: 36643, 37740, 37741, 37742, 37743, 37744, 37745, 38120, 38698, 39541, 39542, 39543

GLSA: 200805-13