Oracle Linux 3 : tetex (ELSA-2007-1028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67605


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1028 :

Updated tetex packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

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 a flaw 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.

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: 67605

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-1028.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: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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-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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5393

BID: 26367

RHSA: 2007:1028

CWE: 119