Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : tetex (ELSA-2007-0731)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67551

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VPR Score: 7.4


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0731 :

Updated tetex packages that fix a security issue in PDF handling are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

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 .dvi (DeVice Independent) file as output.

Maurycy Prodeus discovered an integer overflow flaw in the processing of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause TeTeX to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-3387)

All users of TeTeX should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected tetex packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67551

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0731.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-afm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-dvips, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-fonts, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-latex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tetex-xdvi, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/30

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3387

BID: 25124

RHSA: 2007:0731

CWE: 189