Scientific Linux Security Update : tcltk on SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60362

Synopsis

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

Description

An input validation flaw was discovered in Tk's GIF image handling. A code-size value read from a GIF image was not properly validated before being used, leading to a buffer overflow. A specially crafted GIF file could use this to cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk graphical toolkit.
(CVE-2008-0553)

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Tk's animated GIF image handling. An animated GIF containing an initial image smaller than subsequent images could cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk library.
(CVE-2007-5378)

A flaw in the Tcl regular expression handling engine was discovered by Will Drewry. This flaw, first discovered in the Tcl regular expression engine used in the PostgreSQL database server, resulted in an infinite loop when processing certain regular expressions. (CVE-2007-4772)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7fc619cf

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60362

File Name: sl_20080221_tcltk_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2008-0553

CWE: 119, 399