CentOS Update for expect CESA-2008:0134 centos3 i386

Published: 2009-02-27 07:36:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
Check for the Version of expect

Affected Versions:
expect on CentOS 3

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Tcl is a scripting language designed for embedding into other applications and for use with Tk, a widget set. 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. (CVE-2008-0553) 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-2007-5378) A flaw in the Tcl regular expression handling engine was discovered by Will Drewry. This flaw, first discovered in the Tcl regular expression engine used in the PostgreSQL database server, resulted in an infinite loop when processing certain regular expressions. (CVE-2007-4772) All users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages which contain backported patches which resolve these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-0553
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-5378
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-4772

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/014706.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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