Scientific Linux Security Update : tk on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60363
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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-2007-5137)

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)

Solution

Update the affected tk and / or tk-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?576463c8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60363

File Name: sl_20080221_tk_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 2/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5137, CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2008-0553

CWE: 119