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CVE-2007-5937 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/13/2007      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:001 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-26 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-34 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200805-13 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:230 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts External Source BID 26469 External Source SECTRACK 1019058 External Source UBUNTU USN-554-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3896 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3390

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