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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60789

Synopsis

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

Description

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way teTeX processed virtual font files when converting DVI files into PostScript. An attacker could create a malicious DVI file that would cause the dvips executable to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2010-0827)

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way teTeX processed special commands when converting DVI files into PostScript. An attacker could create a malicious DVI file that would cause the dvips executable to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2010-0739, CVE-2010-1440)

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way teTeX processed DVI files containing HyperTeX references with long titles, when converting them into PostScript. An attacker could create a malicious DVI file that would cause the dvips executable to crash.
(CVE-2007-5935)

teTeX embeds a copy of Xpdf, an open source Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer, to allow adding images in PDF format to the generated PDF documents. The following issues affect Xpdf code :

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in Xpdf. If a local user generated a PDF file from a TeX document, referencing a specially crafted PDF file, it would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running pdflatex. (CVE-2009-0791, CVE-2009-3609)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb6740c9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60789

File Name: sl_20100506_tetex_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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: 2010/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5935, CVE-2009-0791, CVE-2009-3609, CVE-2010-0739, CVE-2010-0827, CVE-2010-1440

CWE: 119, 189