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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5937

Original release date: 11/13/2007
Last revised: 09/20/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple buffer overflows in dvi2xx.c in dviljk in teTeX and TeXlive 2007 and earlier might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted DVI input file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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 unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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: SECUNIA
Name: 28107
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0266
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30168
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-34
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:011
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198238
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368641
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:230
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28412
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27967
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-13
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27672
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019058
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27743
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27686
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3896
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27718
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-554-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1928
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3390
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-26
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:001
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=135423
External Source: BID
Name: 26469

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