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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5378

Original release date: 10/11/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Buffer overflow in the FileReadGIF function in tkImgGIF.c for Tk Toolkit 8.4.12 and earlier, and 8.3.5 and earlier, allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via an animated GIF in which the first subimage is smaller than a subsequent subimage, which triggers the overflow in the ReadImage function, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-5137.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/16/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-5378 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1743
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27295
External Source: BID
Name: 26056
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 237465
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0135
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34297
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27806
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30535
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27207
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1744
External Source: VIM
Name: 20071012 clarification on multiple Tk overflow issues
External Source: XF
Name: tktoolkit-filereadgif-dos(37189)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1415
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-529-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:200
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29070
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1456
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0134
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=112997&aid=1458234&group_id=12997
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9480
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1416
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27801
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30129
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9480
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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