Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : tk8.0, tk8.3, tk8.4 vulnerability (USN-664-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37631
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Tk could be made to overrun a buffer when loading certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37631

File Name: ubuntu_USN-664-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.0-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.3-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tk8.4-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0553

USN: 664-1

CWE: 119