Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tk (MDVSA-2008:041)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36297
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The ReadImage() function in Tk did not check codeSize read from GIF images prior to initializing the append array, which could lead to a buffer overflow with unknown impact.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36297

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-041.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:mandriva:linux:lib64tk-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tk8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtk8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tk, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5137, CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2008-0553

BID: 27655

MDVSA: 2008:041

CWE: 119