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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5935

Original release date: 11/13/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in hpc.c in dvips in teTeX and TeXlive 2007 and earlier allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a DVI file with a long href tag.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
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

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Official Statement from Red Hat (05/07/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-5935 This issue has been addressed in RHSA-2010:0399 and RHSA-2010:0401.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1928
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3896
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:001
External Source: BID
Name: 26469
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=447081
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019058
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11311
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198238
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-34
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:011
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:230
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0266
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3390
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-13
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368591
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-554-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-26

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11311
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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