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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5936

Original release date: 11/13/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

dvips in teTeX and TeXlive 2007 and earlier allows local users to obtain sensitive information and modify certain data by creating certain temporary files before they are processed by dviljk, which can then be read or modified in place.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.6 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/06/2010)
Not vulnerable. teTeX is packaged without the dviljk binary in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, making it impossible to exploit this flaw. We are however including this fix in RHSA-2010:0399, RHSA-2010:0400, and RHSA-2010:0401 in the event the binary is shipped in the future.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1928
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:011
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019058
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30168
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3896
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198238
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:230
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28107
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 42238
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:001
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-13
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27686
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-26
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27967
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27718
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28412
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-34
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3390
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27672
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0266
External Source: BID
Name: 26469
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27743
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=135423
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-554-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368611

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)