Debian DSA-1598-1 : libtk-img - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 33230
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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 denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libtk-img package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.3-15etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33230

File Name: debian_DSA-1598.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/24/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtk-img, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/19/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0553

BID: 27655

DSA: 1598

CWE: 119