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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0136

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0136.

Tk is a graphical toolkit for the Tcl scripting language.

An input validation flaw was discovered in Tk's GIF image handling. A
code-size value read from a GIF image was not properly validated before
being used, leading to a buffer overflow. A specially crafted GIF file
could use this to cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the
privileges of the application using the Tk graphical toolkit.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Tk's animated GIF image handling.
An animated GIF containing an initial image smaller than subsequent images
could cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of
the application using the Tk library. (CVE-2007-5137)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patches to resolve these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0553
BugTraq ID: 27655
Bugtraq: 20080212 rPSA-2008-0054-1 tk (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 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 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1490 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1491 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1598 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:008 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:013 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5137
BugTraq ID: 25826
Debian Security Information: DSA-1743 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:020 (Google Search)
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