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

High Nessus Plugin ID 67604


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


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.

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


Update the affected tetex packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67604

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-1027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known 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

OSVDB: 38698, 39541, 39542, 39543

RHSA: 2007:1027

CWE: 119