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CVE-2007-5936 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/13/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5936
Original release date:
11/13/2007
Last revised:
11/05/2012
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.6 LOW
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=135423 External Source MISC http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=135423
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198238 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198238
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-01/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:001
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-26.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-26
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-34.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-34
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-13.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200805-13
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0266 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0266
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:230 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:230
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/487984/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26469 External Source BID 26469
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019058 External Source SECTRACK 1019058
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-554-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-554-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3896 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3896
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368611 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368611
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1928 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1928
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-November/msg00663.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3390

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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