Oracle Linux 4 : tetex (ELSA-2007-1027)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67604

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1027 :

Updated tetex packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 DeVice Independent (dvi) file as output.

Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling 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-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393)

A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1 fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause TeTeX to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-4033)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected tetex packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000392.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67604

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-1027.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2018/07/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4

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: 2007/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4033, CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393

BID: 26367

RHSA: 2007:1027

CWE: 119