CentOS 3 : tetex (CESA-2007:1028)
High Nessus Plugin ID 37834
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated tetex packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
TeTeX is an implementation of TeX. TeX takes a text file and a set of formatting commands as input, and creates a typesetter-independent DeVice Independent (dvi) file as output.
Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause TeTeX to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected tetex packages.