SuSE9 Security Update : Tk (YOU Patch Number 12071)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 41195
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The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


Specially crafted GIF images could cause a buffer overflow and crash tk. It seems unlikely but not entirely impossible that this overflow can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0553)


Apply YOU patch number 12071.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41195

File Name: suse9_12071.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0553

CWE: 119