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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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5937
Original release date:
11/13/2007
Last revised:
09/20/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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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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 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3896
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368641 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=368641
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

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