Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tcl (MDVSA-2008:059)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36516


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw in the Tcl regular expression handling engine was originally discovered by Will Drewry in the PostgreSQL database server's Tcl regular expression engine. This flaw can result in an infinite loop when processing certain regular expressions.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36516

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tcl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tcl8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tcl8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tcl8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtcl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtcl8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtcl8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtcl8.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcl, 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: 2008/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4772

BID: 27163

OSVDB: 40905

MDVSA: 2008:059

CWE: 399