Oracle Linux 4 : tk (ELSA-2008-0135)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67654


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0135 :

Updated tk packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

[Updated 22 February 2008] The packages in this errata were originally pushed to the wrong Red Hat Network channels and were not available to all users. We have updated this errata with the correct channels.

Tk is a graphical toolkit for the Tcl scripting language.

An input validation flaw was discovered in Tk's GIF image handling. A code-size value read from a GIF image was not properly validated before being used, leading to a buffer overflow. A specially crafted GIF file could use this to cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk graphical toolkit.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Tk's animated GIF image handling. An animated GIF containing an initial image smaller than subsequent images could cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk library.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected tk packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67654

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0135.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tk-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2008-0553

BID: 27655

CWE: 119

RHSA: 2008:0135