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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36297


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36297

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/07

Reference Information

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

BID: 27655

MDVSA: 2008:041

CWE: 119