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MDKSA-2004:166: tetex Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the tetex package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:166 (tetex).
Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also
effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as tetex (CVE-2004-0888).
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs
like tetex which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an
arbitrary byte to a possible hacker controlled location which probably could lead to
arbitrary code execution.
iDefense also reported a buffer overflow vulnerability, which affects versions
of xpdf <= xpdf-3.0 and several programs, like tetex, which use embedded xpdf
code. A possible hacker could construct a malicious payload file which could enable
arbitrary code execution on the target system (CVE-2004-1125).
The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:166
Threat Level: High
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