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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0553

Original release date: 02/07/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012


Stack-based buffer overflow in the ReadImage function in tkImgGIF.c in Tk (Tcl/Tk) before 8.5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted GIF image, a similar issue to CVE-2006-4484.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (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
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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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10098
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1744
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1490
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1384
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1323
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
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2215
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1598
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=573933&group_id=10894
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:013
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0135
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 237465
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3545
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:008
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0430
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-664-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 rPSA-2008-0054-1 tk
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019309
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1491
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0054
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1122
External Source: BID
Name: 27655
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0134
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1131
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0136
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:041
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1456
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431518

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10098
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5_a3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.17 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5b3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5b2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5b1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.16
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.15
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a6
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.14
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.13
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.12
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.11
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.10
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.9
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.8
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.7
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.5a1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.6
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4b2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4b1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4a4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4a3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.4a2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.3.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.2.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.2.2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.2.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.2.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.1.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.0.5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.0.4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.0.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.0p2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:8.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.6p2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.6
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.5p1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:7.0
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.2
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.7
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.6
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.5
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.4
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:3.3
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:6.1p1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:4.0p1
* cpe:/a:tcl_tk:tcl_tk:2.1

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